University of Waikato - ERI

Environmental Research Institute
Private Bag 3105

+64 7 838 4625

From modest beginnings on what was largely farmland, the University of Waikato has grown to a student population of about 12,000 of whom about 4000 complete a qualification annually. Today the University employs nearly 2000 academic and support staff, making a significant contribution to the local and national economy.

We are committed to delivering a world-class education and research portfolio, providing a full and dynamic university experience, distinctive in character, and pursuing strong international links to advance knowledge.

The Environmental Research Institute (ERI) takes a collaborative, systems-level approach to environmental research to develop insights and expertise related to improving and sustaining the quality of New Zealanders' natural and physical environment.

The Institute builds on the University of Waikato’s significant strengths in environmental research across four themes:

  • Antarctic ecosystems
  • Coastal and marine ecosystems
  • Freshwater ecosystems
  • Terrestrial ecosystems

Cross-cutting these themes are a range of disciplines. The ERI draws on the research expertise of leading national and international researchers across the biological sciences, microbiology, chemistry, earth and ocean sciences, and engineering.