School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

Research Centres

The School maintains strong research and teaching links with the internationally recognised Antarctic Research Centre here at Victoria University. We also work closely with the New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute on campus.

Antarctic Research Centre

Antarctic glacierThe Antarctic Research Centre (ARC) is a centre of research excellence within the Faculty of Science and reports directly to the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty. It is located within the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, with which it shares academic staff and facilities.

The Centre also contributes to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research supervision in sedimentology, glaciology, paleoclimatology and Antarctic affairs.

New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute

CCRIThe New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute (CCRI) was established in 2008 by Victoria University to develop interdisciplinary research into all aspects of climate change. In particular, the CCRI recognises a need to better integrate social and natural sciences, and for independent analyses of response options as non-prescriptive inputs to New Zealand policy.

The Institute of Geophysics

Institute of GeophysicsThe Institute of Geophysics co-ordinates research in geophysics, meteorology and tectonics within the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences (SGEES) and the wider science faculty of VUW.