Fundamental Sciences

The Institute of Fundamental Sciences is based at Massey University’s Palmerston North, Manawatū campus. Our multi and interdisciplinary research and teaching span the fundamental areas of chemistry, physics, nanoscience, mathematics, statistics, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, plant science, evolutionary biology and bioinformatics.

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Study

Our graduates build careers in many areas of science and technology within New Zealand and overseas. We offer the BSc degree, and our BSc (Hons), MSc and PGDipSci programmes combine taught papers and research. For the wide range of PhD research see our research and staff pages.

Scientists looking at bio-nanobeads

Research

We are a highly productive group carrying out interdisciplinary research at the frontiers of our disciplines.

We have extensive international collaborations and an impressive history of commercialising our results.

Scholarships and jobs

PhD graduate

The Institute has a number of doctoral and masterate scholarships and salaried positions available. 

Find out more.

News

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Contact

ifs@massey.ac.nz
Tel +64 6 951 7600
Fax +64 6 355 7953

Head of Institute Prof Simon Hall

Institute of Fundamental Sciences
Room 4.11, Science Tower B
Colombo Road, Massey University
Tennent Drive, Palmerston North 4474

Private Bag 11 222

Courier Delivery Address
Room 1.19, Science Tower A
Colombo Road, Massey University
Tennent Drive, Palmerston North 4474

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