UC commended in quality audit

24 March 2015 A four-year academic audit report has commended the UC on wide-ranging and effective contributions made by students to the university's planning, reviews and services. (read article)

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Chemistry Handbook

Chemistry Student Handbook

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Fairbanks Group

Fairbanks Group Publishes its 100th Paper

The Fairbanks group has just published its 100th peer-reviewed paper – a review on their and others work into the use of glycosidases for the synthesis of complex glycoconjugates.

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2013 team

New Zealand Chemistry Olympiad Trust

The 46th Chemistry Olympiad Competition will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam, in July 2014 and will involve a team of four students representing New Zealand.

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‘Christchurch is unique at the moment in that there’s a much larger platform for student participation...’

Alison Faulls Studying towards a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics
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Seminars are usually held on Tuesdays at 11.00 am in Chemistry Department, Level 5, Room 531, Rutherford Building, unless otherwise specified.

Professor Kevin Smith
School of Chemical Sciences
University of Auckland

Friday 27 March
11.00 am - 12.00 pm
Room 701 Physics Department

New Insight into the Metal-to-Insulator Transition in Vanadium Oxide

Professor Nicola Brasch
Auckland University of Technology
Tuesday 31 March
11.00 am - 12.00 pm
Exploring the Chemistry of Vitamin B12 derivaties with Reactive Oxygen Species
Robbie Currie
Final Ph.D. Seminar
Thursday 2 April
11.00 am - 12.00 pm
New Luminescent Cyclometalated Ruthenium Complexes

Archived Seminars


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