Joint Graduate School in Plant and Food Science


Combining Academic Excellence & Industry Perspective

The University of Auckland and Plant & Food Research jointly created the Joint Graduate School in Plant and Food Science, the first school of its kind in New Zealand. The Joint Graduate School offers postgraduate students the opportunity to undertake masters or PhD research of direct relevance to the New Zealand primary production and food industries.

  • NZ leading in migraine research
    22 July 2019
    Recent breakthroughs in treatment with a new class of drugs that, for the first time, prevent migraine rather than treat it after the fact, have been life-changing for many people but they don’t work for everyone.
  • NZ leading in migraine research
    22 July 2019
    Recent breakthroughs in treatment with a new class of drugs that, for the first time, prevent migraine rather than treat it after the fact, have been life-changing for many people but they don’t work for everyone.
  • Kiwis pilot maggot farm
    26 June 2019
    A Kiwi venture which uses maggots to process waste into fertiliser and chicken feed has set up its first treatment plant in India.
  • Kiwis pilot maggot farm
    26 June 2019
    A Kiwi venture which uses maggots to process waste into fertiliser and chicken feed has set up its first treatment plant in India.
  • Predator of NZ's tiniest bird
    25 June 2019
    Two University of Auckland PhD students have discovered New Zealand’s smallest bird has a fearsome predator, the long-tailed cuckoo, something scientists hadn’t known until now.