About the School

The School is a Department of the Faculty of Science. Staff contact details, EH&S information and more can be found here.



The School of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne is one of Australia's leading research centres in the chemical sciences. 


Studying Chemistry

The first lectures in Chemistry at the University were given in 1856. Since then the University of Melbourne has grown significantly with students from over 100 countries currently enrolled.



The School has strong links to the community through various programs, collections, regular events and publications.



Beer and bread yeast-eating bacteria aid human health

Research from the Williams lab and international collaborators on carbohydrates published in Nature.




Improved solar panels & printed electronics - new finding

Chemistry research published in Nature Communications could lead to vastly improved organic solar cell performance.


Chemistry at the University of Melbourne was ranked number 1 in Australia according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2013/14.

Chemistry top in Australia

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