Welcome to the School of Biological Sciences


We offer students, individuals wishing to upskill, and industry a wide range of world-renowned undergraduate and postgraduate subjects, facilities and services. Our school collaborates closely with several leading research centres, and in association with the Institute for Innovation in Biotechnology operates the first dedicated bio-incubator in New Zealand.

  • Restoring the mauri of our oceans
    13 September 2017
    Two important points have received little attention in the intense debate on the perilous state of our streams and rivers. Professor Mary Sewell and her co-authors share their concerns for the mauri of our oceans with Newsroom.
  • 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.
  • Untidy gardeners needed for a wild Auckland
    07 September 2017
    Dr Margaret Stanley recommends a more relaxed approach to gardening. Be a bit messy, plant more native flora and sit outside and watch the birds instead - she tells Newsroom.