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.

  • 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.
  • Give us our daily bread: backyard bird-feeders spend millions
    22 October 2014
    The first-ever study of New Zealanders’ bird-feeding habits has found more than 5 million loaves of bread per year are fed to birds with an estimated $12.3 million spent annually on bird food, according to researchers at the University of Auckland.
  • 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.