The University of Canterbury was established in 1873 Canterbury College, as it was then known, was only the second university in New Zealand. Canterbury College was renamed Canterbury University College in 1933 before becoming the University of Canterbury in 1957.
UC is in the world’s 1% of universities and has a strong reputation for high-quality degrees, research-active teaching staff, and world-class facilities. There are a well-equipped laboratories, including the new Canterbury Engineering the Future precinct and the Rutherford Regional Science and Innovation Centre, with flexible learning spaces, and state-of-the-art specialist teaching and research laboratories.
UC is in the top 100 in the world for Civil and Structural Engineering – and has 11 subjects ranked in the world’s top 200. Also, first New Zealand university to receive the prestigious QS 5-star rating for internationally renowned research and teaching.
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