Joint Graduate School in Biodiversity and Biosecurity

About the partners

Combining academic excellence and an industry perspective, the Graduate School is jointly hosted by The University of Auckland's Faculty of Science and Landcare Research.

The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading and largest university*, ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world. The University has a commitment to research that benefits society, economy and nation.

The Joint Graduate School will be hosted by the Faculty of Science whose vision is to serve its communities through fundamental and translational research, teaching and public commentary in the sciences. The Faculty of Science provides research-rich learning to top standards of excellence. It has a comprehensive, high quality, academic portfolio and is privileged to lead the nation's research in many science disciplines**. There are currently over 7,000 students in the faculty, including approximately 1200 postgraduate students.

The University is a member of Universitas 21 and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities.

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Landcare Research

Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research is New Zealand's foremost environmental research organisation specialising in sustainable management of land resources optimising primary production, enhancing biodiversity, increasing the resource efficiency of businesses, and conserving and restoring the natural assets of our communities. It’s purpose is to drive innovation in New Zealand’s management of terrestrial biodiversity and land resources in order to both protect and enhance the terrestrial environment and grow New Zealand’s prosperity.

Landcare Research undertakes world-class scientific research to underpin the protection of New Zealand's biodiversity, and to minimise the impacts of invasive weeds and invertebrates. Research includes biosystematics of native and introduced plants, insects and other arthropods, fungi, and plant-associated bacteria, to describe New Zealand's biodiversity and species interrelationships.

Landcare Research works in partnership with key stakeholders, including industry, government and Māori, to improve measurement, management and protection of New Zealand’s terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity, including in the conservation estate.

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