Our research

The Faculty of Science is New Zealand’s largest and most highly ranked science faculty, hosting a wealth of leading-edge research programmes.

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Our centres support the excellent research conducted in the Faculty of Science.

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This national Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE), is a cross-disciplinary group of researchers from Science, Engineering and Medical and Health Sciences.

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Big data

Our Centre of Research Excellence seeks to develop methods and approaches for transforming complex data into knowledge, tools, and insights.

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Our four joint graduate schools are partnerships between the University of Auckland and New Zealand's Crown Research Institutes.

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Be a part of the research happening in the Faculty of Science.

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Every fortnight we ask one of our scientists a series of 10 questions to get a glimpse into their work. Find out more.

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inSCight is our annual magazine that highlights science academics and their research, and stories from students and alumni.

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Our research ranges from biomedical, microbial and plant biotechnology to environmental, ecological and conservation science.

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We have expertise in a diverse range of areas from materials and fundamental chemistry to green chemical science, food, wine and human health.

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Our research ranges from AI and human-computer interactions to computer vision, networking, mobile technology, software engineering and cybersecurity.

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We have expertise in areas such as earth sciences, environmental change, hazards and disasters, Population mobility, urban spaces, tectonics and volcanology.

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Our research covers areas of exercise and physical activity, health and reablement, human performance and neurodiscovery.

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We have expertise in aquaculture, biodiversity and conservation, environmental management, marine megafauna and marine social-ecology.

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Our research covers areas such as algebra and combinatorics, geometry, topology and analysis, applied mathematics and mathematics education.

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We have expertise in astronomy, astrophysics, particles, atoms, molecules, optics, climate, geophysics, and materials, measurements and interfaces.

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Our research covers areas of clinical psychology, speech science, social issues, developmental, language, culture and evolutionary psychology.

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Dr Matt Edwards

We apply our expertise to areas such as Bayesian statistics, forensics, biomedical data, modern regression, probability, computing, ecology and education.

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Amy Templeman

Our postgraduate and doctoral scientists talk about their research and their take on how they succeed at University in a series of one-off blog stories.

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To find a supervisor for your sub-doctoral research project, start by contacting your school/department’s Graduate Adviser.

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Our six reserves provide the University with a valuable resource for teaching and field research across a wide range of disciplines.

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