Research institutes and centres

The Faculty of Science hosts several research institutes and centres, who are involved in a wide range of exciting and innovative research.

DNA double helix

Our research and education centre bringing together biosciences, health sciences, computer science, mathematics, and statistics to understand complex datasets.

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Researcher in lab

We work closely with the School of Biological Sciences and focus on industry partnerships to accelerate innovation.

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GMC researcher collecting kelp

We are a multi-disciplinary research centre focussing on environmental restoration, conservation and sustainability.


Our partnership between Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research and the University supports research in biodiversity and biosecurity.

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Stitchbirds in the hand

Our centre brings together software and mathematical models to enhance understanding of evolution and ecology.

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People in front of a wall screen

We develop new ways to apply computer and information sciences to all research and science disciplines.

Plants in jars

We aim to create a sustainable future through interdisciplinary research, education and public engagement in Green Chemical Science.

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Cybersecurity logo

Our industry-focused research covers the field of digital security, based on next-generation technology.


Innovative fundamental and applied research over a broad range of optics-related topics.

Photonics researchers

We strive to understand the fundamental questions of science and apply our knowledge to solve real-world problems.

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PBC research

This cross-disciplinary research centre develops functional materials for health and wellness.

Beach under the night sky

Our Centre for Fundamental Inquiry brings together a wide range of researchers to address some of the great mysteries of existence.

Students at the wine centre

Our centre for postgraduate study in Wine Science is located on beautiful Waiheke Island.

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