Science

Study science at AUT and develop the skills to build a rewarding career, undertake scientific research and contribute to a sustainable future. Our students tell us that our commitment to them makes science at AUT a place where they feel they belong.

Our staff are passionate about teaching, committed to student success and widely published internationally. Because we keep our class sizes smaller than elsewhere, it’s easy for students to interact with lecturers. In our science degrees, each student group of six or seven is also allocated an academic staff member as a mentor throughout their degree.

Research in science

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across science.

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Medicinal cannabis studies

We are the first university in New Zealand to offer a comprehensive postgraduate paper on medicinal cannabis. It will be delivered online in Semester 2 (20 July – 6 November 2020).

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Outstanding labs and facilities

Our students have access to top facilities and equipment for their research, like aerial drones, testing suites and marine research vessels. Training labs include the AUT Roche Diagnostics Laboratory – which has state-of-the-art medical and biomedical testing machinery, and is the only university lab of its kind in New Zealand.

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AUT Ecologist Dr Bradley Case
Lindsey White
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Ali Seyfoddin
Antarctica funding granted
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AUT Ecologist Dr Bradley Case
Study - Non-crop vegetation helps farms
17 Jun, 2020
Non-productive vegetation on farms can increase ecosystem services such as decomposition and nitrogen mineralisation, according to a recent study.
Lindsey White
AUT research guides Blue Economy project
12 Jun, 2020
AUT has commenced work on five studies which will guide international research on using the ocean for aquaculture and energy production.
Fabrice Merien mask
Professor helps on COVID-19 testing
22 May, 2020
AUT’s Professor Fabrice Merien has been seconded to assist Roche Diagnostics New Zealand increase capacity for COVID-19 testing in New Zealand.
Ali Seyfoddin
AUT offers medicinal cannabis paper
18 May, 2020
AUT is the first university in New Zealand to offer a comprehensive postgraduate paper on medicinal cannabis from semester 2 (starting July 20).
Antarctica funding granted
AUT team joins global Antarctic project
06 May, 2020
The Australian Government has awarded AUD $36 million to a research program, Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future (SAEF).
Ella Walmsley
Alexandra Lischka
Lon Hua
Milimo Muleya
Lee Rabbidge

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Phone 0800 AUT UNI (0800 288 864)

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WS Building, Level 5
34 St Paul Street
Auckland City
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