The award-winning Biological Sciences on upper campus was designed to support current research and teaching needs while also providing infrastructure to support future technological advances in biology and medicine.
The new nine-storey building is home to the Schools of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences and Biotechnology and Biomolecular Science in the Faculty of Science for more than 550 staff and PhD students and 360 undergraduate biomedical and biological sciences students.
The vision of the project was to enhance interdisciplinary teamwork by bringing together biologists, and environmental, earth and biomedical scientists in one building and to reinforce synergies between the research groups, schools and faculties.
UNSW’s bigger vision for the upper campus was to create a biomedical precinct close to the Randwick hospitals. Our upper campus biomedical precinct features the Lowy Cancer Research Centre, the Wallace Wurth building for the School of Medicine and now Biological Sciences.
The Biological Sciences completion marks a major milestone in UNSW’s significant $500m investment into world-class research and teaching facilities.