Sciences research

Massey University research in sciences is collaborative and multidisciplinary. We work across our areas of expertise to make world-leading discoveries.

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Find out more about people, programmes, and projects in our key research areas.


Massey University has many science-related PhD scholarships and jobs available at any one time. Review our areas of specialisation above to find prospective supervisors in your area of interest.

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Research projects

Some research projects from our broad range of research expertise in sciences at Massey.

Student research


Fascination Science

First Tuesday of every month

Come and hear from some of the leading minds in science today. Massey University Auckland scientists take you into the fascinating world of scientific discoveries.

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The International Symposium of Integrative Zoology

2-7 December 2019

The International Symposium of Integrative Zoology is an annual conference sponsored by the International Society of Zoological Sciences (ISZS) and the journal Integrative Zoology. In 2019 the conference is hosted by Massey in Auckland, New Zealand with the theme of 'Zoological studies for animal conservation'.

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6th International Palaeoflood Conference

27-31 January 2020

The 6th International Palaeoflood Conference is being held at Massey University in Palmerston North in January 2020.

The need for robust reconstructions of flood histories is ever more pressing in an era of rapid global change. Improved understanding of past river behaviour and flood series extension are required to properly inform and prepare river managers, and society as a whole.

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Awards and recognition


College of Sciences

Massey University's interdisciplinary approach to research means that schools and institutes from a number of colleges contribute to sciences research. However the majority of sciences-related research is conducted by people within the College of Sciences.

About the College of Sciences

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