Research led teaching
Academic staff at UC are always pushing the boundaries by asking "What if?". They put inquiry and discovery at the centre of the educational process as all UC teaching programmes are research-based.
UC's academic staff includes business, government, and community leaders who are at the forefront of knowledge in their fields. They are actively involved in research and publishing in their areas of expertise.
Outstanding international academics
UC has a number of field leading academics on staff and this is enhanced by a number of outstanding international professors, lecturers, and researchers who visit each year on our staff exchange programmes. You may be taught by academic staff from the Universities of Oxford or Cambridge as well as other top universities.
UC academics are committed to giving students the individual attention that nurtures their ideas and pushes them to excel. As a UC student you will do more than just wrestle with big ideas – you will bring them to life by embracing a practical approach to education.
A history of academic excellence
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury was established in 1873 and is Aotearoa New Zealand’s second oldest university. Since its establishment, UC has produced graduates who have gone on to become world leaders in their fields. UC is committed to continuing this tradition of excellence and to developing tomorrow’s leaders. You will find our graduates in top jobs and graduate schools the world over.