The New Zealand Association of Scientists is a genuinely independent association of scientists who work and lobby to:

  • promote science in New Zealand,
  • increase public awareness of science and expose pseudo-science,
  • debate and influence government science policy,
  • improve working conditions for scientists, including gender and ethnic equality,
  • promote free exchange of knowledge and international co-operation,
  • and encourage excellence in science.

The Association membership includes physical, natural, mathematical and social scientists and welcomes members with an interest in science education, policy, communication and the social impact of science and technology.

News & Recent Posts

13 August 2015

As momentum builds towards an international climate change agreement at the UN COP 21 conference in Paris, the Embassy of France, the Royal Society and Radio New Zealand have invited New Zealand and French experts to discuss the long term impact of climate change on society.


17 July 2015

The President's column from NZSR 72(1) can be found here.

03 August 2015

The NZAS press release about redundancies at Landcare Research can be found here.

03 August 2015

The NZAS Press release about the Government public consultation on climate change can be found here.

29 April 2015

The prestigious L’Oreal - UNESCO Awards for outstanding Women in Science are open again for applications.  http://www.fwis.fr/es/awards

The award is for women scientists working in the Life Sciences. Entries close on June 16 and the award is for €100,000.