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

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, which included 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 VC’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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New Funding for sight-saving drug developed at UNSW

New Funding for sight-saving drug developed at UNSW

11 December 2016

Biopharmaceutical company, Exonate, has raised nearly £1.5 million pounds (or AUD$2.56 million) in funding for a treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration based on compounds developed in the labs of UNSW chemist, Associate Professor Jonathan Morris.

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Student Awards from November RACI Meetings

Student Awards from November RACI Meetings

6 December 2016

UNSW Chemistry students won awards at the Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology Conference, and the Organic Chemistry Symposium, both organized by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.

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