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Discovery of alien life likely before 2040

28 September 2015

The discovery of extraterrestrial life is expected before 2040 according to visiting US researcher Dr Seth Shostak, who is coming for the Aoraki Mackenzie Starlight Festival.


MBIE funds UC researchers' ideas for over $3mill

21 September 2015

Three UC science research innovations are among the successful proposals that will receive funding worth more than $3 million through MBIE's 2015 Science Investment Round.


Research Fellowships awarded to UC academics

18 September 2015

Two of the four new James Cook Research Fellowships have been awarded to University of Canterbury (UC) academics this year, it has been announced.


UC Emerging Leaders learn from Dame Adrienne

17 September 2015

Members of UC's Emerging Leaders' Development Programme dined with Dame Adrienne Stewart at the inaugural Vice-Chancellor's ELDP Executive Dinner this week.


Academic's brainpower creates new income stream

17 September 2015

'Research commercialisation' at UC has taken a step forward via the signing of a new agreement with Lincoln-based agricultural technology company, CropLogic Ltd.


Richard Hartshorn elected IUPAC Secretary General

16 September 2015

University of Canterbury Associate Professor Dr Richard M Hartshorn has been elected Secretary General of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).


University of Canterbury improves QS ranking

15 September 2015

The University of Canterbury has improved 31 places to 211 in the latest QS University rankings.


UC welcomes 10 new Fulbright award recipients

14 September 2015

UC welcomes 10 new Fulbright award recipients through the Fulbright New Zealand programme.


UC student triumphs overseas

11 September 2015

UC Japanese Programme student, Brennan Galpin, has won first prize in the 2015 JSANZ Tertiary Japanese Language Contest.


UC names building after inventor John Britten

10 September 2015

The University of Canterbury is to name a College of Engineering building in honour of trailblazing Christchurch innovator and engineer John Britten.


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