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21 July 2023

UC ranked =256th in the 2024 QS World University Rankings. We have over 60 partner universities around the world and over 3000 employer connections. We also have over 75 senior academics visiting from overseas each year. Read on to see where else we excel.

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The University of Canterbury (UC) is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide and is consistently recognised for delivering research-informed teaching and learning, and for its commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

UC achieved thirteenth in the world for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production and placed in the top 80 globally in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings in 2023.
As an organisation, UC is on track to be carbon net neutral by 2030.

#2 in New Zealand for employability
*2023 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings

Top 100 best student city
*2023 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Rankings

Top 300 QS

Top 300 QS

UC is ranked among the top 300 universities in the 2023 World University Rankings

QS stars 5 stars

QS stars 5 stars

In 2011, the University of Canterbury became the first New Zealand University to receive the 5 Stars rating by QS.

Top 80 Impact Rankings

Top 80 Impact Rankings

UC placed in the top 80 globally in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings in 2023.

QS Top 100 Geography

Top 100 Geography

Geography at the UC is ranked in the top 100 in the 2023 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

QS Top 100 Engineering Civil Structural

Top 100 Engineering Civil Structural

Civil and Structural Engineering at UC is ranked among the top 100 in the 2023 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

QS Top 100 Linguistics

Top 100 Linguistics

Linguistics at UC is ranked 90th in the world for the 2023 QS World University Rankings by Subject

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