Welcome to the School of Chemistry

UNSW School of Chemistry

Our school is a leading centre for both teaching and research excellence in Chemistry in Australia – developing cutting edge knowledge to solve real-world problems.

Studying chemistry helps you understand the world from the ground up – from the sub-atomic, atomic, and molecular to the spectacular.

The School of Chemistry has a proud history, predating UNSW, beginning at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts in 1833.

Latest News

Exonate Wellcome investment for eye treatment

Exonate Wellcome investment for eye treatment

7 February 2017

Small molecule drugs to treat macular degeneration, developed at UNSW Chemistry, has received backing from the Wellcome Trust.

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Ways we wowed in 2016

Ways we wowed in 2016

30 January 2017

UNSW Chemistry staff and students brought in awards, funding and promotions in 2016 that bolstered our position as a stellar school in Science.

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New Scientia Professor Rounded off 2016 for UNSW Chemistry

New Scientia Professor Rounded off 2016 for UNSW Chemistry

18 January 2017

As 2016 drew to a close, UNSW announced the appointment of 16 new Scientia Professors, including our own Martina Stenzel.

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Recognition of Teaching Excellence for UNSW Chemistry

Recognition of Teaching Excellence for UNSW Chemistry

16 December 2016

Transformation of first year laboratory teaching to enhance student lab skills earns the Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award.

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Making an impression at Research and Development Topics Conference

Making an impression at Research and Development Topics Conference

15 December 2016

UNSW Chemistry students continue to amass prizes at the 2016 RACI Research and Development Topics Conference, and make an impression.

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