蹤獲扦

College of Sciences

College of Sciences , Te Whanga P贖taiao

The College of Sciences seeks innovative solutions to challenges facing our world, with expertise in areas such as agriculture, construction, food technology and veterinary science.

Overview

The College of Sciences Te Whanga P贖taiao is research-led. We provide transformative learning experiences to prepare our students for success in their chosen fields and deliver globally relevant solutions to fundamental and applied scientific challenges.

We offer world-leading and unique programmes across our specialities. 蹤獲扦 ranks highly in the top vet schools in the world and is internationally accredited. Our agriculture programme is number one in New Zealand according to global rankings.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi at 蹤獲扦

We are deeply committed to being a Tiriti-led college, demonstrating authentic leadership in contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand as we uphold te Tiriti o Waitangi, the founding document of our nation, and its principles through our practice. We embrace this not just as an obligation but as a real opportunity for the nation and its people.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi ki Te Kunenga ki P贖rehuroa The Treaty of Waitangi at 蹤獲扦

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Study with us

Prepare for success in your chosen field. Study agriculture, food technology, IT systems, vet science, wildlife ecology and more.

Our research

The College of Sciences brings together experts from several disciplines to further knowledge and make a difference in New Zealand and the world.

Industry, alumni and community

Become a research partner with the College of Sciences, participate in a study or find resources and workshops for your school.

Who we are

Our people make us who we are. Meet senior leaders in the College of Sciences.

Professor Paul Kenyon

Professor Paul Kenyon

PhD, MAppSc, BAgrSc
Head of School, Professor in Sheep Husbandry, Doctoral Supervisor

Paul Kenyon's expertise is sheep husbandry. He undertakes a range of research at both the basic science and applied level. Paul has strong links with the sheep industry in New Zealand.

Professor Monty Sutrisna嚜

Professor Monty Sutrisna嚜

Head of School of Built Environment

Monty Sutrisna is Professor of Construction and Project Management, with practical experience as a leader in the construction industry in the UK, Australia and Indonesia. Monty champions close collaboration between academia and industry. Research interests include construction IT and artificial intelligence, construction contracts, and productivity.

Professor Simon Hall

Professor Simon Hall

Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor

Simon Hall's expertise is in chemistry. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, he was a founding principal investigator in the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology.

Professor Chris Scogings

Professor Chris Scogings

Head of School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences

Chris Scogings' research focuses on agent-based modelling, including new algorithms to enhance performance. A dedicated teacher, Chris has received the Vice-Chancellors Award for Excellence in Teaching (2006) and Albany Lecturer of the Year (2005 and 2013). Chris has strong links to the local software industry.

Professor Jamie Quinton

Professor Jamie Quinton

Head of School Food Technology and Natural Sciences

Jamie Quinton's research interests include nanotechnology, physics and materials engineering and he holds two patents. He joined 蹤獲扦 in 2022 after 18 years at Flinders University in Adelaide, where he won awards for lecturer of the year and a national teaching citation. Jamie is a Fellow of the Australian Institutes of Physics and a member of the British Institute of Physics.

Professor Jon Huxley

Professor Jon Huxley

Dean and Head of School of Veterinary Science

Jon Huxley joined 蹤獲扦 in May 2018 having previously worked in two UK vet schools. His clinical and research expertise is in dairy cow population health, particularly lameness and the impact of the housed environment on animal health and welfare.

Associate Professor Liz Norman

Associate Professor Liz Norman

Director of Teaching and Learning

A trained veterinarian with a doctorate in education, Liz Norman's research focuses on the experiences and wellbeing of veterinary students. She has won teaching awards from 蹤獲扦 and Ako Aotearoa Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence.

Professor Jonathan Procter

Professor Jonathan Procter

Associate Dean Mori

Jonathan Procter manages 蹤獲扦s Volcanic Risk Solutions research group. Jonathan contributes to national and international research into volcanic hazards, hazard detection and simulation, and community resilience to natural and environmental hazards.

Professor Peter Lockhart

Professor Peter Lockhart

Associate Dean Pacific People

Peter Lockhart has worked closely with Pacific nations since 2004. His experience includes being the instigator of the UNESCO UNITWIN Network to create opportunities for Pacific students, and co-supervision of several Pacific students.

Professor Suzanne Wilkinson

Professor Suzanne Wilkinson

Associate Dean Research & Professor of Construction Management

Suzanne Wilkinson focuses on construction management and civil engineering. Suzanne's research interests include construction climate mitigation, construction innovation, disaster management, resilience, and smart cities.

Associate Professor Catherine Whitby

Associate Professor Catherine Whitby

Associate Dean - Postgraduate

Catherineis a Senior Lecturer in Chemistry. She is a physical chemist with expertise in colloid and surface chemistry. She uses nanomaterials to modify the chemistry of drop and bubble surfaces. This strategy enables her to control the structure, stability and flow of soft materials. Her findings have been applied in food and pharmaceutical products and in drilling fluids.

Professor Gourab Sen Gupta

Professor Gourab Sen Gupta

PhD, MEE, BEng
Director International

Gourab Sen Gupta received his PhD in Computer Systems Engineering from 蹤獲扦 University in 2008. Since September 2002 he has been with the School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, 蹤獲扦 University, New Zealand, where is currently the Deputy Head and Academic Dean (Engineering and Food).

Schools

Our college is home to five interconnected schools and multiple research centres.

School of Agriculture & Environment

Examining interconnections between primary industries such as farming and forestry and our unique environments.

School of Built Environment

Industry-relevant teaching and research in construction, lighting, quantity surveying and sustainable buildings.

School of Food Technology and Natural Sciences

New ideas in food science and food technology, alongside the fundamental sciences of chemistry and biology.

School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences

Maths, statistics and computing with a future focus and strong industry connections.

School of Veterinary Science

Ranked highly in the top vet schools in the world and internationally accredited.

Services and clinics

蹤獲扦 clinics offer services for the public, as well as research or training for staff, students and business.

Veterinary Teaching Hospital's clinics

Our expert staff diagnose and treat many animal species, including:

  • cats, dogs and other pets
  • horses
  • livestock and lifestyle animals such as alpaca and poultry
  • native birds and reptiles.

We're open to the public and offer hands-on experience for veterinary students.

Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Food Innovation for business development

FoodPilot's Food Innovation offers advice, consultancy or commissioned research in any area of food science, food technology or the business of food. With extensive food industry experience, we can help with everything from brainstorming concepts to small production trials.

Nutrition Laboratory

The laboratory specialises in analysing food, plant and animal products. The facilities enable nutritional testing of food products, including for:

  • food safety
  • labelling
  • product formulation
  • shelf life.
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Photometric Laboratory

This state-of-the-art lighting laboratory includes specialist equipment to measure:

  • colour rending and colour temperature
  • dominant wavelength
  • luminosity
  • power, and more.

蹤獲扦 Genome Service

Our lab provides sequencing services to New Zealand researchers and students, including:

  • analysis of genomic DNA
  • genotyping
  • RNA and ABI sequencing.

Location: Manawat贖 campus

Manawat贖 Microscopy and Imaging Centre

The centre is available for use by organisations such as researchers, Crown Research Institutes, other teaching institutions, hospitals and commercial clients.

We have a team of specialists and offer:

  • transmitted light and fluorescence microscopy
  • electron microscopy
  • image analysis.

Animal genetic services

蹤獲扦 Universitys InfogeneNZ offers the most comprehensive range of DNA-based genetic testing for animals in New Zealand.

Rankings

QS Ranking - Veterinary Science

The Veterinary School is ranked by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as 21st in the world for veterinary science, the highest ranked school in the southern hemisphere.

QS Ranking - Agriculture and Forestry

蹤獲扦 is world-ranked and New Zealands No 1 university in agriculture according to QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings.

QS Ranking - Architecture and Built Environment

蹤獲扦 University is ranked by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as one of the top 150 universities for Architecture and Built Environment.

QS Ranking - Environmental Sciences

蹤獲扦 Universitys environmental sciences programme is ranked in the top 350 in the world by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).

QS Ranking - Biological Sciences

蹤獲扦 University is ranked by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as one of the top 450 universities in the world for biological sciences.

QS Ranking - Chemistry

蹤獲扦 University is ranked by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as one of the top 500 universities in the world for chemistry.

QS Ranking - Computer Science and Information Systems

蹤獲扦 University is ranked by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as one of the top 650 universities for computer science and information systems. QS is an organisation that ranks universities worldwide in various topics.

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Sciences news

Discover news from the College of Sciences.

Workshop showcases detainment bunds as key to sustainable water quality

Thursday 4 July 2024

The second annual Catchment Solutions Project workshop saw over 50 people from across the lower North Island learn about targeted and effective water quality solutions.

Students use farm finance platform to supercharge their agribusiness acumen

Tuesday 2 July 2024

The university has collaborated with finance platform Farm Focus on a programme that saw students participate in educational activities that replicated the reality of modern agricultural businesses.

Riddet Institute researcher selected for KiwiNets Emerging Innovator Programme

Monday 1 July 2024

Riddet Institute Research Officer Dr Debashree Roy has been selected for the prestigious KiwiNet Emerging Innovator Programme.

Professor Naomi Cogger appointed to key role on world animal health body

Monday 24 June 2024

Professor Naomi Cogger from Twharau Ora School of Veterinary Science has been voted in as Vice President of the World Organisation for Animal Healths Scientific Commission.

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