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Biggest test in the southern hemisphere

08 May 2015

University of Canterbury civil engineers are carrying out the biggest bridge building tests in the southern hemisphere.


Research for HIV prevention in South Africa

07 May 2015

A recent UC graduate spent 10 months living in South Africa for her PhD research looking at the negotiation of HIV prevention among 30 rural community HIV educators.


Johnson calls for people with medical skills

06 May 2015

UC's Sam Johnson, who led the university's Student volunteer Army after the Christchurch earthquakes, has appealed on anyone with medical skills to head to Nepal.


UC professor appointed director of IAI

05 May 2015

UC's Professor Bryan Storey has been appointed director of the International Antarctic Institute (IAI), a global consortium of 20 universities and agencies all over the world.


UC students start their 21-day Challenge

04 May 2015

Thirty students tomorrow start their 21-day International Challenge tomorrow, working with NZ business leaders to change the lives of a struggling community in the Philippines


Stroke-related issues discussed

04 May 2015

Nearly 100 experts, engineers, physiologists, clinicians, medical academics and students from around the world will discuss the impact of new technology.


Cell phones an integral part of learning

30 April 2015

Universities and schools are realising the advantages of cell phones as an integral part of learning, a University of Canterbury PhD education student says.


Student completes thesis in Afghanistan

29 April 2015

A University of Canterbury student who has just graduated with a commerce degree completed much of his thesis in Afghanistan, avoiding suicide bombings and kidnappings.


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29 April 2015

UC is ranked in the top one percent in the world in civil and structual engineering in the latest QS world university rankings by subject released today.


What if more people could understand the law?

28 April 2015

University of Canterbury law expert Associate Professor Chris Gallavin says there are two things that fascinate a lot of New Zealanders - real estate and criminal justice.


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