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UC research predicts children's reading success

18 September 2012

Latest research at UC's College of Education has found that a simple computer test at school entry can accurately predict children's end of first year reading success.


Cutting edge research to help people hear better

17 September 2012

Ground-breaking University of Canterbury research could soon help people who have poor hearing or work in noisy places hear better.


Nanotechnology research uses hoki eye protein

17 September 2012

University of Canterbury scientists have started using cutting edge nanotechnology to turn protein from fish eye lenses into tiny components for use in devices.


UC graduates win prestigious law medals

17 September 2012

Two University of Canterbury law graduates have won the prestigious law society Gold Medal.


Research to detect diabetic complications earlier

17 September 2012

University of Canterbury scientists are seeking a major medical breakthrough in potentially identifying people most at risk of becoming diabetic.


Magma brewery to help predict volcanic eruptions

13 September 2012

University of Canterbury volcanologists have invented a very expensive super alloy pressure cooker that will help GNS Science better predict volcanic eruptions.


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13 September 2012

The University of Canterbury has received almost $3 million in funding for pioneering hearing, diabetes and nanotechnology research.


Beca scholarships for young UC engineers

12 September 2012

The future of engineering in a post-earthquake world is in good hands with six engineering students from UC recognised by the 2012 Beca Engineering in Society Scholarships.


Concerns for impact of three strikes law

12 September 2012

University of Canterbury criminologist Greg Newbold has grave concerns about the impact on New Zealand society of the 2010 'three strikes and you're out' law.


UC spin-out company pursuing spacecraft solutions

12 September 2012

What do you need to go faster, farther and higher? Answer: The right stuff and some new materials.