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UC academic leading global surveys of young people

13 March 2013

Today, over half the world's population is under 25 years old and, by 2050, 70 per cent of people will live in cities.


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13 March 2013

The University of Canterbury is the only New Zealand university to receive a five star ranking from the international university ranking research company QS.


Researching enzymes could help save lives

12 March 2013

A University of Canterbury scientist's research into how enzymes work could have many downstream benefits for the health and well-being of New Zealanders.


Research to help reduce traffic jam disruption

12 March 2013

The impacts of traffic snarl-ups in New Zealand's major cities could soon be greatly reduced, thanks to pioneering research by University of Canterbury transport engineering


Mathematical research into war and insurgency

12 March 2013

A former University of Canterbury Rhodes Scholar, who has been a political adviser to the Iraqi government, has started his own company in San Francisco.


NZ teachers need to take advantage of new research

11 March 2013

New Zealand needs to help teachers take advantage of new brain research which is relevant to education, says University of Canterbury education lecturer Dr Anna Wilson.


ChCh has best opportunity to embrace cycling

11 March 2013

UC's Professor Simon Kingham will tell the Asia Pacific cycling conference that ChCh has one of the best opportunities in the world to embrace cycling in its rebuild.


NZ beaches not named in the top 10

08 March 2013

New Zealand's absence from online travel guide Trip Advisor's list of the top 10 beaches in the world is absolutely outrageous to many Kiwis, University of Canterbury social science lecturer Lyndon Fraser said.


Antarctic foreign policies compared in new book

07 March 2013

China and other developing countries are eyeing up Antarctica as a source of potential mineral resources, Associate Professor Anne-Marie Brady warns.


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07 March 2013

In the context of increasing demands from a growing global population, a UC researcher has called on greater efforts to be made to preserve the world's food production areas.