The Geography Programme is within the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences. The Programme is strong in both theory and applied aspects of geography. It seeks to provide appropriate academic conditions for staff and students who are interested in ideas and for those who have practical interests.
Staff within the Geography Programme maintain research and teaching interests across a range of topics within human geography. These interests include concern with the ways in which identity is expressed in place, the geographies of climate change and environmental action, the spaces of Geographic Information Systems and big data, and the opportunities of Māori and indigenous geographies.
The Geography Programme has close teaching and research involvement with colleagues in the Environmental Planning Programme, with staff from Te Ngira: Institute for Population Research, and with physical geographers in the Earth Sciences Programme. The Geography Programme also maintains strong links with the New Zealand Geographical Society.