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Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai! 

Welcome to the Centre for Sustainability, an interdisciplinary research centre at the University of Otago.


Our Mission: Sustainability transitions through collaborative research.

Our Work

Our research teams draw from social and environmental sciences to address local and global sustainability challenges.  We collaborate with communities, iwi, farmers, companies, government agencies and many others. Our intent is to inform choices, adaptations and transformations through research that is relevant to both policy and practice.

The Centre's research includes agricultural sustainability, indigenous environmental management, energy transitions and societal responses to climate change.

Our Research Centre

The Centre for Sustainability is based in the Geography Department within the Division of Humanities.

Our interdisciplinary teams include researchers from a wide range of specialties within the University of Otago, as well as other universities and research agencies in New Zealand and internationally.

We host postgraduate students, interns and international visitors. Our goals and objectives are outlined in our Strategic Plan.

Next Seminar
  • Scaling up alternative food initiatives embedded in the social economy: Lessons from Canada
    Speaker Dr Sean Connelly, University of Otago
    Date: Thursday 25 July, 4-5pm, Seminar Room 530 Castle Street

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Latest News
  • Finding a better way to feed the world

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  • New PhD student joins Centre

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  • Paper uncovers the “silent majority”

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