Introduction to University of Canterbury

It was founded in 1873 as Canterbury College, the first constituent college of the University of New Zealand. Its original campus was in the Christchurch Central City, but in 1961 it became an independent university and began moving out of its original neo-gothic buildings, which were re-purposed as the Christchurch Arts Centre. UCIC is just the beginning of your journey to the world class University of Canterbury. Today, Canterbury graduates go on to high-calibre jobs, are accepted into prestigious university programmes and secure research positions around the world. Lecture theatres, research centres, libraries, laboratories, studios, computer workrooms, halls of residence and a host of other student services and facilities are all located on campus.

Courses available at University of Canterbury

UC has a diverse range of study options offering over 120 qualifications in more than 150 different subject areas. These subjects are Accounting, Anthropology, Art History and Theory, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Business and sustainability, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer science, Data science, Economics, Education, Ecology, Environmental Science, Finance, Fine arts, Geography, Geology, Health Education, Human services, Industrial Product Design, International Business, Journalism, Law, Management, Marketing, Natural Resources, Philosophy, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology, Public Health, Social work, Sociology, Statistics, Tourism Marketing.

Ranking of University of Canterbury

The University is in the top 1% cent of universities worldwide. It has received 5-Star QS rating for its excellent research and teaching methods. Officially accredited and recognized by the Ministry for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, New Zealand, University of Canterbury (UC) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. In the 2016–2017 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, UC was ranked in the world’s top 400 universities,up from being in the world’s top 500 universities in 2015.

Campus location of University of Canterbury

The University has a main campus of 76 hectares at Ilam, a suburb of Christchurch about 5 kilometres from the centre of the city. The University’s College of Education, Health and Human Development maintains additional small campuses in Nelson, Tauranga and Timaru, and “teaching centres” in Greymouth, New Plymouth, Rotorua and Timaru. The University has staff in regional information offices in Nelson, Timaru, and Auckland.

Website of University of Canterbury

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