Since its establishment in 1873, the University of Canterbury (UC) has stood for accessible higher education and service to the community. Our mission is to produce graduates who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world. An overarching driver of this strategy is an institutional commitment to deploy our research expertise and knowledge to advance civic purpose and to foster public good. Our relationship with mana whenua, the people of the land, Ngāi Tūāhuriri and with Ngāi Tahu more broadly is fundamental to our role as an anchor university for the city and the region.
A medium-sized, international, research intensive, comprehensive university, we are well known for the excellence, relevance and impact of our research within national and international arenas. Areas of public policy-related research expertise include: indigenous economics, human rights and public policy; international politics and policy within the Asia Pacific region; public health and wellbeing; sustainability, encompassing tourism, energy and smart cities; climate change, environmental protection and bio-security management; future food technology and security; natural disaster management and resilience.
For details of our undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, as well as information about UC student scholarships visit http://canterbury.ac.nz