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The dynamic geology of the South Island of New Zealand is regarded with fascination by Earth scientists the world over.

Teaching and research carried out by staff and students in the Geology Department at the University of Otago in Dunedin emphasises process-related research tied to the fast tempo of ‘active’ earth science in the South Island and beyond, and to the evolution of our unique New Zealand biota.


Study Geology

Your introduction to planet Earth, inside and out. Journey with us through geologic time, from the origin of our universe to the age of man.

Study Geology at Otago


Postgraduate opportunities

We have an active postgraduate research programme, with competitive scholarships available and world-class expertise & facilities.

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Our research

We have active research programmes in a diverse range of subject areas.

Research in the Department of Geology


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