Welcome to the Faculty of Science


The Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland is the largest and most highly ranked science faculty in New Zealand. More than 7,000 students study in our 10 schools and departments, learning from internationally-renowned lecturers.

Rutherford Fellowships

Rutherford Discovery Fellowships awarded to rising-stars of research at the Faculty of Science.

Current Scholarships

Hope Selwyn Foundation Scholarships: Applications for these two generous scholarships close on October 31.

Dr Catherine Mohr: World class New Zealander

Visiting Hood Fellow, Dr Catherine Mohr, will present two talks during her visit to New Zealand in October.

  • Teaching Excellence Awards for 2014
    16 October 2014
    Congratulations to Marie McEntee and Dr Julia Novak for being winners from Science for the Teaching Excellence Awards 2014.
  • Kalman Visiting Fellowship
    02 October 2014
    We are delighted to announce that Dr Tim Burness, Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol, is the recipient of the inaugural "Kalman Visiting Fellowship.
  • Thousands more business cards needed to build giant Sponge
    21 October 2014
    New Zealand is taking part in a global event this weekend to build a Menger Sponge using 15 million business cards but local organisers say they are thousands of business cards short.
  • Geothermal has big potential for NZ
    20 October 2014
    New Zealand is a world leader in geothermal energy technology which has significant potential for the country’s energy supply, says Professor Rosalind Archer who will lead tonight’s third lecture in the University of Auckland’s Vice-Chancellor’s Lecture Series for 2014.
  • Rise of the health bots
    13 October 2014
    An expert on surgical robotics and innovation will be visiting from the United States this month.