Welcome to the Joan Dingley 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.

Vice-Chancellors Lecture Series 2018

Organised by the Faculty of Science, this four-lecture series addresses some of the barriers to inclusion, participation and success of diverse groups within, and beyond, education and employment.

Suffrage 125 Science

It's the 125th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New Zealand and we're renaming our faculty, schools and departments to honour alumnae of note.

Discover your Science with us

We’re much more than just New Zealand’s top ranked science faculty. We are a diverse collaborative community, full of budding scientists ready to help you discover your passion and what makes you tick.

  • Major funding for University of Auckland science research
    13 September 2018
    A non-invasive laser probe to detect prostate cancer and developing high-value products from seaweed are just two research projects at the University of Auckland awarded funding from this year’s Endeavour and Smart Ideas science fund allocation.
  • Japan’s whale kill ‘frustrating’ – marine researcher
    06 September 2018
    As Japan comes under fire from international conservation groups alleging more than 50 minke whales were killed inside Antarctic’s Ross Sea Marine Protected Area, New Zealand scientists say important research on whale populations is being undertaken without the need to hunt.
  • Curious little scientists question the world
    06 August 2018
    A class of 24 preschoolers from Learning Edge Montessori Preschool (Glen Eden) recently visited the School of Biological Sciences.
  • Restoring the Hauraki Gulf with mussels
    19 June 2018
    Dr Andrew Jeffs talks to Radio NZ about a project to restore the mussel beds in the waters around Auckland that could provide part of the answer to cleaning up the Hauraki Gulf.
  • Mātauranga and science join forces in new research
    14 June 2018
    The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) recently announced that it has awarded $100,000 in funding towards a project that aims to improve the way in which scientists work with and engage with Māori.