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Welcome to the School of Chemical Sciences


Welcome to the School of Chemical Sciences. We offer students, staff and the community a wide range of world-renowned undergraduate and postgraduate subjects, facilities and resources.

Orientation Day 2018

The Faculty of Science looks forward to seeing all undergraduate students at Orientation Day on 21 February. There is a fabulous programme of activities and events starting with a welcome at Waipapa Marae.

Light reveals hidden information

Dr Michél Nieuwoudt uses light to detect art forgeries, help conserve valuable art works and finger print milk. Find out how she identified a forged Lindauer painting and more.

BASF Kids' Lab goes off with a bang

More than 300 students from five primary and intermediate schools discovered the world of chemistry through simple, safe and fun-filled experiments. Read more on page 28 of InSCight magazine.

  • Science made simple: lasers
    03 January 2018
    Professor Cather Simpson studies how substances convert light energy into more useful forms. She talks to the NZ Herald's Jamie Morton about applying intellectual exploration values to practical entrepreneurship, and more.
  • Green chemistry conference to be held in Auckland
    06 December 2017
    The first-ever international green chemistry conference will be held in Auckland this weekend.
  • Apply now for a 2018 graduate teaching assistant opportunity
    01 February 2018
    The Faculty of Science invites expressions of interest from postgraduate students for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions in 2018.
  • 32nd EFFoST International Conference: call for abstracts
    20 February 2018
    Abstracts for oral and poster abstracts are invited now for this annual conference being held in Nantes, France. This year's theme is: Developing innovative food structures and functionalities through process and reformulation to satisfy consumer needs and expectations. The deadline for abstracts is 27 April 2018 (registrations are also open).
  • What's really inside your medicine cabinet? Event as iCalendar
    20 March 2018, 6 - 7pm
    Ever wondered how we go from the chemicals in a laboratory to the medicines in your home? Are these drugs discovered by accident or does research inform intelligent design? Join Dame Carol Robinson at this special event and find out more.