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20 April 2018

The University of Canterbury has signed an agreement with one of China’s top ranked research universities to collaborate on research and teaching.


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18 April 2018

A new study about New Zealand’s extinct moa, involving acid baths and concrete mixers, by researchers from the University of Canterbury and Landcare Research, has revealed a surprising finding about their ability to disperse tree seeds.


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17 April 2018

Scientists internationally are puzzled by the 2016 Kaikōura quake that ruptured more than 17 active faults, but did not break some other active faults in the area. EQC has funded Structural Geology Professor Andy Nicol at the University of Canterbury to study the mystery, and what it could mean for forecasting future earthquakes.


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05 April 2018

A project that is revolutionising the way x-ray technology will detect, diagnose and monitor many diseases, including cancer, has been awarded Gold Status for research excellence by MBIE.


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29 March 2018

Changes in climate and land use are bringing significant changes to mosquitoes’ habitats and life cycles, which may increase exotic, potentially disease-carrying, mosquitoes in New Zealand, University of Canterbury research has found.


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28 March 2018

The University of Canterbury is experiencing a resurgence in popularity as school leavers from around New Zealand head to the Christchurch campus.


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21 March 2018

University of Canterbury researchers monitoring glacier mass have confirmed that this summer’s extreme heat has been catastrophic for New Zealand’s alpine glaciers. A research team, led by glaciologist and Geography senior lecturer Dr Heather Purdie, hiked into the Rolleston Glacier in Arthurs Pass National Park for their annual end-of-summer glacier survey.


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20 March 2018

Dr Regina Eisert, marine mammal expert at the University of Canterbury's Gateway Antarctica, still can’t believe the underwater footage her team captured on a recent Antarctic expedition to study killer whales.


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19 March 2018

A University of Canterbury scientist has used German space technology to successfully cross the world’s largest ice shelf.


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15 March 2018

World-renowned cosmologist and theoretical physics pioneer Stephen Hawking has died in the UK aged 76. University of Canterbury physicists who knew him respond to the news.


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