Te Aka Mātuatua | School of Science

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Te Aka Mātuatua School of Science

Connect your science, your environment and your future

Kia ora koutou. As Dean, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Te Aka Mātuatua - School of Science, at the University of Waikato. Across our Hamilton and Tauranga campuses, our students and staff have access to some pretty unique natural environments and world-class facilities.

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Kei te ako ki Te Aka Mātuatua Studying Science at Waikato

We offer a broad range of science subjects and have flexible degree programmes to suit every learner, wherever they are in life or in their study journey. Our teaching staff are friendly and approachable and genuinely care about the students they teach and setting them up for success in their chosen career path.

Study at the School of Science

Research Themes

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Studying the impacts of climate change on our natural and managed ecosystems, and connecting scientific knowledge with that from other disciplines to ensure we can adapt.

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 We have particular research strengths in native forests, agricultural systems, wetlands, lakes and rivers, estuaries, and marine ecosystems, as well as the energy, water, carbon and nutrients that flow between them.

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Our researchers work in Aotearoa's geologically active areas and Antarctica to study the Earth’s history, our natural hazards, and life at the extreme edge of survival.

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Scientific research has the potential to deliver extraordinary innovations that change our lives and contribute to energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. 

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Mātauranga Māori

Across all of our research, is a commitment to bring together the perspectives of western Science and mātauranga Māori. We're proud to undertake research in genuine partnership with local iwi and hapu.

Engage with the School of Science

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If you're looking for a scientist to help with your research or study question, you've come to the right place!

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We're passionate about science and love to share our scientific knowledge with local schools and other community groups.

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We offer a range of different analytical services as well as scientific consultancy for interpreting your results.

Contact us

Whether you're thinking about studying science or have a research question that needs answering, we would love to partner with you in your science journey. We cover a broad range of science disciplines with a unifying commitment to te taumata pūtaiao or the pursuit of outstanding science.

Contact the School of Science

School Office: Room E.2.20, E Block, Gate 8, Hillcrest Road, Hamilton