About the University - University of Canterbury, New Zealand

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As one of the leading research universities in New Zealand, the University of Canterbury has an international reputation for our high calibre research and teaching, which has been maintained for over 135 years. As a staff member you have access to world-class resources and facilities.

The University of Canterbury is composed of five Colleges – Engineering, Arts, Education, Science, Business and Economics - and a School of Law. With over 15,000 students and 1,600 permanent staff members, the University of Canterbury provides world-class research, inspirational teaching, and a lively campus environment.

The facilities on campus include restaurants, cafés, shops, a gallery, a bookshop, a recreation centre and sports fields, all within a green, spacious campus – UC has all the amenities you would expect of a small city. UC also has its own medical Health Centre available for staff use.

The University also runs four field stations around New Zealand’s South Island comprising labs to support field studies.

Our ties with industry include our careers, employment and practical work programmes, providing links with talented students and graduates to industry, and our Research and Innovation unit transfers knowledge to the marketplace.

UC is also currently engaged in developing new buildings and refurbishing existing facilities as part of a UC campus master plan. The $1 billion investment in infrastructure will be developed over the next 20 years.