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.

Take a look at what you can study

From molecules that changed the world to drug design and development, studying with the School of Chemical Sciences will help you understand and appreciate the world you live in. View and download our 2018 handbooks.

Developing new ideas

Professor Paul Kilmartin enjoys seeing how the latest experiments are progressing and is always on the look-out for an unexpected result. He says our most interesting findings have come from our “mistakes”.

Join 233 cities in Climathon

The University of Auckland is hosting Auckland's first ever Climathon over 24 hours on 27 October. Read the blogs from our contributing scientists and others - and get involved!

  • The science behind the fight against cancer
    27 September 2017
    Professor Christian Hartinger from the School of Chemical Sciences and Associate Investigator at the Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery will give a free public lecture on the role of metallodrugs and their potential as new anticancer treatments.
  • Prizes, pride and perhaps job opportunities
    22 September 2017
    The 2017 SCS Research Showcase featured presentations and posters from postgraduate students that were of a very high calibre. Find out who placed in the competitions.
  • Major new investment in University of Auckland Science
    13 September 2017
    A handheld skin cancer diagnostic device and a project to explore how underwater sound can influence beer fermentation are just two of eight University of Auckland Faculty of Science research projects to be awarded funding from this year’s Endeavour Fund.
  • Green Chemistry New Zealand 2017 Event as iCalendar
    08 December 2017 - 09 December 2017
    Green Chemistry New Zealand 2017 will be held between Friday 8th – Saturday 9th, December 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. Green Chemistry New Zealand 2017 is co-organised by the Centre for Green Chemical Science (CGCS), The University of Auckland.