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About Us

About us | Mō mātou rā

The Centre for Sustainability | Ka Rakahau o Te Ao Turoa is a one of the University of Otago's fourteen Premier Research Centres.

The Centre has a long History of generating high-quality research that draws from the strengths of various disciplines working together, and spans both theoretical and applied analysis.

Our people consist of a core team of researchers and support staff as well a cohort of national and international postgraduate PhD and Masters students, most of whom work on topics associated with existing research projects.

We have many Research Affiliates from both within New Zealand and around the world who we are proud to work with either directly or indirectly in our various areas of research.

Our researchers collaborate closely and have strong Relationships with end-users, other academics and relevant industry, working on projects that provide practical results as well as theoretical insights.


Our research covers the interrelated streams of: