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.

AskAuckland Central

Visit us in Alfred Nathan House for information and advice on your degree, your enrolment, fee payments, how to find your way around the campus, Campus Card, visa renewals and more.

Want to know more about ants?

Did you know that New Zealand has 11 native species of ants? Associate Professor Margaret Stanley is interviewed on Radio New Zealand about her research into ants and tells us all about these tiny critters.

inSCight magazine

inSCight is the faculty's annual magazine for alumni and friends. In 2018 we explored diversity in science. We hope you enjoy reading these inspiring stories about our scientists, alumni and students.

  • The SPCA’s inconvenient truth
    14 January 2019
    Opinion: Instead of shooting the messenger, let’s consider what the SPCA says about 1080 and explore innovations for predator control, writes Dr Marie McEntee.
  • Māui’s dolphin: going, going, gone?
    01 January 2019
    Clean, green New Zealand? Not when we may cause extinction of the world's smallest dolphin, writes Veronica Rotman.
  • Meet the new Science Scholars director
    06 December 2018
    Dr Rhys Jones of the Department of Statistics has been named director of the innovative Science Scholars programme at the University of Auckland.
  • Kathleen Curtis Atrium naming ceremony
    30 November 2018
    The Faculty of Science proudly renames the plaza atrium of the Science Centre after prestigious alumna Kathleen Curtis to commemorate 125 years of Women’s Suffrage in New Zealand.
  • University of Auckland researchers honoured
    15 November 2018
    Two leading scientists, Professor John Montgomery and Professor Jadranka Travas-Sejdic, have been honoured in this year’s New Zealand Association of Scientists awards.
  • Apply now for a 2019 graduate teaching assistant opportunity
    03 December 2018
    The Faculty of Science invites expressions of interest from postgraduate students for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions in 2019.
  • Seeking an MSc student | for fully funded research
    16 November 2018
    Dr Emma Carroll is seeking a suitable candidate for a masters project looking at functional differences in southern right whale genomes linked to population structure and foraging traditions. A background in genomics/genetics and experience with coding would be ideal. Find out more.