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UC retains ranking in top three per cent in world

16 September 2014

The University of Canterbury has retained its ranking among the top three per cent of universities in the world.


Canterbury student wins Sir Peter Blake prize

15 September 2014

A University of Canterbury honours mechatronics engineering graduate Angus Watson will use a Sir Peter Blake youth ambassador scholarship to live in the Antarctic.


Investigating how the homeless use mobile phones

15 September 2014

A University of Canterbury postgraduate student is investigating how homeless or rough-sleeping young people use their mobile phones on the streets.


IPENZ head to give engineering lecture at UC

12 September 2014

Dr Kevin Thompson, the president of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ), will give the University of Canterbury's annual Hopkins lecture next week.


Research Medal for international tourism expert

11 September 2014

Professor Michael Hall, a leading international sustainability and tourism researcher, has won the University of Canterbury's annual Research Medal.


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11 September 2014

A major University of Canterbury research project, which today received a $1 million Government funding boost, aims to help many of the 500,000 New Zealanders who are deaf.


World's first colour x-ray scanner to be developed

11 September 2014

The University of Canterbury will build the world's first human colour x-ray scanner, with the help of a six-year $12 million Government funding announcement made today.


1700 parents needed for major survey

10 September 2014

A University of Canterbury research project has surveyed more than 1300 parents to help provide the first comprehensive study on early language development in New Zealand.


Research aims to further improve health and safety

09 September 2014

A University of Canterbury project is seeking to find out why health and safety on New Zealand construction sites is improving and how improvements can be maintained.


Super moon may produce post-quake flooding

09 September 2014

A super large moon tonight may produce some post-quake flooding in low lying parts of Christchurch.