Welcome to the School of Environment


The School of Environment is the place to study and research in Geography, Earth Sciences (Geology), Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Geophysics and Geographical Information Science.

2018 Summer Research Scholarships

Summer Research Scholarships are a great way to gain valuable research experience, enhance your career opportunities and work with leading researchers in the School of Environment. Applications close 3 August.

What is really going on?

The effects of climate change on the lands of the Pacific are more complicated than tiny islands disappearing into the sea. Professor Paul Kench and his team have discovered some atolls are actually growing in size.

Our subject is ranked 29th

According to the 2018 QS World University Rankings by subject, geography at the University of Auckland is ranked 29th in the world. Find out more.

Our research and teaching addresses the earth surface and subsurface, climate, social, economic and cultural processes that shape our world. Learn more by visiting Our school.

  • Entries open for New Zealand's most illustrious science prize
    20 June 2018
    Entries for the 2018 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes are now open, with New Zealand’s most talented established and emerging scientists, science teachers and science communicators able to apply for awards worth a combined value of $1 million across five categories.
  • New criteria for Science Journalism Fund | applications open
    18 June 2018
    Round three of the Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism fund is open with new eligibility criteria in place. Applications from science communicators and those with an interest in science-related reporting (but no previous experience) will now be accepted. Grants range from $500 to $5000. Applications close 27 July.