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Faculty of Science - Leading creativity and innovation in the sciences


New Zealand's leading Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science brings together 10 diverse schools and departments to provide outstanding quality teaching and research opportunities. Here are just some of our recent achievements.

Award-winning undergraduate teaching lab

State-of-the-art facilities

Teaching excellence at the University of Auckland

Rankings and reputation


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FoS Infographic - 7 of our subjects are ranked in the top 100 worldwide (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016)

Seven of our subjects rank in the top 100 worldwide (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016):

  • Psychology (29)
  • Geography and Area Studies (38)
  • Biological Sciences (51-100)
  • Computer Science and Information Systems (51-100)
  • Environmental Sciences (51-100)
  • Mathematics (51-100)
  • Statistics and Operational Research (51-100)

Teaching and learning


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  • 6,123 undergraduate students*
  • 710 postgraduate taught students*
  • 791 postgraduate research students (Masters and PhD students)*
  • 1,464 PhD completions

*EFTS – equivalent full-time students, published in 2016

Student experience


We are located in the heart of Auckland City, ranked the 3rd best city in the world to live in
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A world ranked university


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