School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

Our teaching and research programmes are anchored in a passion for planet Earth and expressed in an extraordinary range of courses ranging from deep earth geophysics to feminist geography. We welcome students from around the globe who come to study with our internationally recognised staff, and research at field sites in New Zealand and worldwide.

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3 February 2016 New Head of School
Associate Professor John Townend has been appointed as the new Head of School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences. Read more
27 January 2016 Richard Law - Study GIS
Career in GIS - Richard Law is a GIS Developer employed at MetOcean Solutions.Qualification and GIS component: Master of Geographic Information ScienceTertiary Institute: Victoria University of Wellington Read more
15 January 2016 Scientists pool expertise to obtain deep image of Alpine Fault
Scientists from four countries have converged on the Whataroa Valley to build an image of the Alpine Fault beneath the 900m-deep borehole drilled in late 2014. Read more

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Sam Webber completed a Bachelor of Science with majors in Geology and Physical Geography

Sam Webber chose to study Geology because it was the closest thing to being an explorer he could be. His studies have taken him to glaciers in the Southern Alps and volcanoes in South America.

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Jenni Hopkins with a map showing Auckland's volcanic field

Studying a volcanic field

A clearer understanding of the risk posed by a new volcanic eruption in Auckland has emerged from research by student Jenni Hopkins.

Students on the Southern Alps

Footage from the field

PhD student Hubert Zal's video features a group of geophysics students carrying out work surrounded by spectacular South Island scenery.

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