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The Centre for Sustainability collaborates with New Zealand and international researchers and works with a wide range of research institutes, local and national Māori, and related industries.

Our funders

Centre researchers work on projects funded from a variety of sources.


Centre researchers have formed relationships with New Zealand and international scholars, as well as working with a wide range of departments within the University of Otago.

Crown Research Institutes

We have collaborative partnerships in place with several Crown Research Institutes.

Iwi and hapū

We carry out research with iwi and hapū from across New Zealand.


The Centre has also built links with industry.

These include:

International scholars

Our Tirohia he Huarahi (Marsden) project involves active collaboration with two world leaders in issues of co-management and Traditional Ecological Knowledge of indigenous communities:

Collaborative seabird research projects have been undertaken with:

Other international links include long-term collaborations with:

Government agencies

We work closely with several Government ministries and agencies, through funding grants, consultation and collaboration:

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