The fund has been established to help create an inspirational learning and research environment designed to prepare our engineers of the future, for the future.
The CHEMMAT department is an integral part of the Engineering faculty’s identity. It is one of the few of its kind in the world and has, throughout its history, made a significant impact on the food industry in New Zealand and beyond.
What has remained consistent throughout the decades is CHEMMAT’s dedication to the innovative spirit, building a reputation as a leading provider of research excellence to both industry and society.
2017 sees the start of a major three-year development to replace Buildings 403 and 404 on Symonds Street. The goal is an inspirational environment to attract and nurture world-leading talent, including state-of-the-art multidisciplinary learning spaces which will allow students to work together on cross-disciplinary projects to develop ground-breaking innovations.
Multi-disciplinary learning and research is of growing significance in solving some of the most challenging problems facing our fast evolving world. It is teams of researchers and expert practitioners who, working in creative collaborations, have been responsible for breakthrough discoveries and innovation.
The Faculty of Engineering recognises there is a need for today’s graduate engineers to have a more fully-rounded cross-disciplinary skill set to operate successfully in a fast changing environment.
The current redevelopment of the Engineering building in Symonds Street will incorporate a range of multi-disciplinary learning spaces. Flexible layouts will enable equipment and other kit to be added and removed as required.
The innovative laboratories will transform the way students are taught, injecting practical engineering into strong theory. They will allow new teaching styles and research capability, preparing students for the new working environment.
You can also give by electronic transfer. Payments may be made electronically to:
The University of Auckland Foundation
A/C # 02-0100-0070903-000
Bank of New Zealand, Queen St, Auckland, New Zealand
Swift Code: BKNZNZ22
Please use the reference Chemmat Gold. If you give by electronic transfer, please email Matt MacDougall so he can confirm your payment.
Gifts of money by New Zealand resident taxpayers to a charity receive a 33 1/3 % rebate on any gift (up to a limit of total net income for all gifts in a given tax year).
Development Manager (Engineering)
PH: + 64 21 264 9086