Research centres and institutes

We are at the heart of science discovery in New Zealand, with our own research centres and strong links to many other organisations and universities.

Centres and institutes

These research centres and institutes are affiliated with the Faculty of Science or a school within the Faculty.

Antarctic Research Centre

A centre of the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences aiming to better understand Antarctica's climate history, processes and global influence.

Centre for Applied Cross-cultural Research

A centre based in Victoria's School of Psychology researching globalisation, migration and cultural diversity.

Centre for Biodiscovery

An interdisciplinary centre which aims to enhance human health and wellbeing through discovery of unique natural products and biological pathways and processes.

Centre for Biodiversity and Restoration Ecology

A conservation management and sustainability research centre based in the School of Biological Sciences.

Centre for Logic, Language and Computation

A centre consisting of computer scientists, mathematicians, philosophers and linguistics experts.

Ferrier Research Institute

A team of expert carbohydrate chemists and analysts carrying out research on drugs, materials and technology.

Institute of Geophysics

A centre based in the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences researching geophysics, meteorology and tectonics.

MacDiarmid Institute for Advances Materials and Nanotechnology

A group building materials and devices from atoms and molecules, developing and applying cutting edge techniques in physics, chemistry and engineering.

Malaghan Institute of Medical Research

A leading medical research institute focused on finding cures for cancer, asthma & allergy, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and infectious disease.

New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute

Researchers and policy thinkers working on climate change science, issues and decisions.

Robinson Research Institute

A team of multidisciplinary researchers using engineering and applied physics to build advanced technologies.

Roy McKenzie Centre for the Study of Families

A centre providing research on families and whānau to assist law-makers, inform policy and educate communities and professionals.

Victoria University Coastal Ecology Laboratory

An active research facility based in Island Bay studying coastal-based organisms.

Research links and collaboration

The Faculty of Science also has strong links with: