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 institutes and 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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Dr Viji Sarojini (centre)

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

Anthony Gampell from the School of Environment

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

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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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Neurodiscovery in the lab

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

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Browse the Findathesis database for more information on current Honours, Masters and PhD research projects and available supervisors.

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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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