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16 February 2018

The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has officially opened the new Ernest Rutherford building at the University of Canterbury.


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15 February 2018

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Mike Steel has been elected as a distinguished Fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB).


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14 February 2018

A research team from the University of Canterbury has just returned from an Antarctic expedition to find out more about the secret lives of whales, specifically Type-C killer whales.


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12 February 2018

University of Canterbury Physics Professor Simon Brown is developing a neuromorphic computer chip that may solve one of the biggest problems in the computer industry – power consumption – and create a New Zealand semiconductor industry.


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12 February 2018

This year’s winning startup ventures created by keen young University of Canterbury student entrepreneurs have been chosen at the recent EY Summer Startup Annual Showcase.


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05 February 2018

University of Canterbury researchers have created a comprehensive, online, annotated bibliography of writing by Māori in English, and released it free to the world.


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02 February 2018

University of Canterbury Professor Simon Kingham has been named the first Chief Science Adviser for the Ministry of Transport | Te Manatū Waka.


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01 February 2018

Three University of Canterbury researchers have won funding to examine critical questions about earthquakes in New Zealand.


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26 January 2018

Amid a $1.2 billion, 86-hectare campus rejuvenation, the University of Canterbury has managed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by a third.


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25 January 2018

In a significant astronomical discovery, a University of Canterbury scientist has made the very first detection of a jet from a very young, massive star in a galaxy that is not our own.


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