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 Surge in student applications to enrol

09 January 2014

The University of Canterbury is increasingly confident that student numbers will climb for the first time since the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.


Research could revolutionise NZ forest industry

08 January 2014

University of Canterbury research could revolutionise New Zealand's forest industry by treating radiata pine as an agricultural crop and screening for strength and stability a


Engineers play vital role in rebuild

07 January 2014

Engineers are playing a vital role in the Christchurch rebuild from assisting safe building design to assistance in aerial mapping, providing ICT solutions and working with in


Inequality keeps rising, says UC expert

06 January 2014

Inequality continues to rise in New Zealand and many families will struggle to cope over the holidays, a University of Canterbury social research expert says.


UC research cutting-edge human-robot interaction

06 January 2014

University of Canterbury researchers will continue experimenting over summer to find exciting new functions for their first life-sized humanoid robot whose components.


Research to aid intensive cardiovascular problems

06 January 2014

A University of Canterbury PhD student has researched a model-based method to combine the available physiological signals in hospital intensive care to understand a patient's


 Popularity of national flag colours calculated

06 January 2014

A University of Canterbury research project has calculated the popularity of all the colour combinations of flags for 194 sovereign countries.


Few think managing water rights helps environment

06 January 2014

Only 15 percent of rural people surveyed believed managing water rights was beneficial to the environment, according to University of Canterbury research.


Review of airline discrimination needed

06 January 2014

The festive season is busier than ever for New Zealand airlines and a University of Canterbury gender equality expert says the airline industry should take a much more


Competition problems in construction industry

06 January 2014

A University of Canterbury postgraduate student has found a causal link exists between competitive procurement and performance in the New Zealand construction industry.