Collaborative research for a healthy, sustainable and resilient future

Te rakahau kātahi ki te ao toitū

We work on local and global sustainability challenges through our research, teaching and partnerships.

Our work draws from knowledge systems including social and physical sciences, mātauraka Māori and local knowledge.
Nau mai, tahuti mai ki tēnei paetukutuku
Welcome! Come! Gather here to weave together the many layers of people and knowledge

The Centre for Sustainability is an interdisciplinary research centre hosted by the School of Geography in the Division of Humanities at the University of Otago.
School of Geography

Summer Scholarships opportunities

Are you returning to the University of Otago next year?
Would you like to carry out an interesting 8–10-week research project over the holidays?
Scholarships worth $6000 are available for the following projects, to be based at the Centre for Sustainability, Dunedin.

  1. Archival research on early settler relationship to place
  2. Anticipating future technologies: Exploring green hydrogen in New Zealand media
  3. Historical accounts of early Dunedin earthquakes, particularly the 1974 April 9 earthquake
  4. Connecting the resilience and sustainability discourses in a multi-hazard risk context – a review of literature
  5. Investigating tree wētā ecology

Summer scholarships information (PDF)

Closing date for applications  Friday 22 September 2023
Start date if successful – Early-mid November 2023

Call for Scholarship Applications – 3-year Doctoral Scholarship

Funded by QuakeCoRE, hosted by the Centre for Sustainability

Interdisciplinary Theme 3: A resilient Aotearoa New Zealand Transport System

A resilient transport and logistics system is critical to the ongoing and future viability of businesses and communities across the country, supporting the efficient movement of goods and people.

Find out how to apply

Closing date for applications is 11 September 2023.

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