About UCE

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UC's Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) provides a dedicated, student-focused space where ideas and innovation can flourish.

With a combination of research, teaching and community engagement we stimulate the development of entrepreneurs, opening minds to a world of new ideas and possibilities.

Our aim is to deliver highly versatile graduates who can meet the market with courage, determination and resourcefulness.

Our vision

Today’s students will be tomorrow’s leaders and we have a responsibility to ensure that we provide the perfect platform for their development so that UC can play a significant part in increasing economic growth and raising New Zealand’s GDP.

With its world-class learning environment, strong business connections and commitment to developing resilient and talented entrepreneurs, UCE aims to:

  • Become a student-focused centre of excellence for innovation and entrepreneurial research.
  • Nurture the development of more employable UC graduates with exceptional entrepreneurial capability.
  • Become a driving force in the entrepreneurial eco-system regionally and nationally.
  • Expand UC’s national and international entrepreneurial networks.

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