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.

2017 Kalman visiting fellowship

Applications are invited until 5 September for this Fellowship, worth $10000, which will be awarded to a 'rising star' in mathematics and its applications for a research visit to the University of Auckland.

Courses and Careers Day 2016

Study options, Career building advice and a tour of student accommodation. Come along to our annual open day on Saturday 27 August to experience what its like to be a student at New Zealand's leading university.

Fly to Auckland

Experience a visit to the Faculty of Science tailored to your specific research/ study interests. Discover postgraduate life at the University of Auckland! Applications are now open.

  • Ocean between NZ and Australia a “hotspot”
    29 August 2016
    The ocean between New Zealand and Australia is a global “hotspot”, one of the fastest-warming ocean regions on the planet at four times the global average.
  • Is science male?
    19 August 2016
    Why are there so few senior women working in the Science field and what can we do to make science gender-neutral? These and other questions where discussed at two presentations by Professor Jenny Martin Director of the Eskitis Drug Discovery Institute at Griffith University in Brisbane.
  • The Future of Memory
    19 August 2016
    Professor Donna Rose Addis presented her inaugural lecture about the Future of Memory at the Fale, which was full to the brim with people eager to hear about her life and work.
  • Maths Craft Festival (Mathematics) Event as iCalendar
    03 September 2016 - 04 September 2016, 10am - 5pm
    Explore Mathematics through craft. The Maths Craft Festival is being held Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September 2016 at the Auckland Museum.
  • Auckland Mayoral Debate 2016 (Creative Events, Architecture and Planning) Event as iCalendar
    07 September 2016, 6:30 - 7:30pm
    Join us as mayoral candidates discuss the future of Auckland's urban design, housing density and growth, as part of our Fast Forward series.
  • New Science Centre information for current students
    27 June 2016
    From 28 June, staff and postgraduate students will begin to move into Building 302, the new Science Centre. View details here.
  • PhD Studentship in Biosecurity Science - Wasps
    07 April 2016
    Based within the Plant & Food Research’s Biosecurity Group at Lincoln near Christchurch, this project will investigate the possibility of manipulating wasp foraging based on knowledge of chemical ecology and insect learning, and investigate potential new tactics for control. It is part of the National Science Challenge; our Biological Heritage.
  • 2017 Kalman Visiting Fellowship
    28 July 2016
    Applications are invited until 5 September for this Fellowship, worth $10000, which will be awarded to a 'rising star' in mathematics and its applications for a research visit to the University of Auckland.