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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.

inSCight magazine

inSCight is the faculty's annual magazine for alumni and friends. In 2018 we explored diversity in science. We hope you enjoy reading these inspiring stories about our scientists, alumni and students.

Teaching the art of wine science

Dr Rebecca Deed is interviewed on Radio New Zealand. She talks about her unusual twists while studying and how it's led to her whole family holding their own tasting competitions. Read more.

New Year Honours

Distinguished Professor Margaret Brimble is now Dame Margaret in recognition of her remarkable contribution to science, specifically her research in medicinal chemistry and new life saving drugs.

  • Distinguished Professor becomes a Dame
    16 January 2019
    Named a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year Honours capped off an outstanding 12 months for Dame Professor Margaret Brimble.
  • Meet the new Science Scholars director
    06 December 2018
    Dr Rhys Jones of the Department of Statistics has been named director of the innovative Science Scholars programme at the University of Auckland.
  • Fighting Hunger competition an unforgettable experience for our Food Science students
    29 November 2018
    Our two teams of undergraduate Food Science and Nutrition students, who were selected to present at the IUFoST Food Science Students Fighting Hunger competition in India, have returned and they are buzzing about their trip!
  • 2019 Morrison Medal
    16 November 2018
    The Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry (ANZSMS) has awarded Professor Christian Hartinger from the School of Chemical Sciences the 2019 Morrison Medal.