Annual reports

2022 Annual Report

Key highlights:

  • Record numbers of total students (22,734), Māori students (2,236) and Pasifika (670) students.
  • Continued high measures of teaching quality (90%) and the proportion of graduates in employment or further study (95.3%).
  • A continued increase in the number of research outputs, external research income, and the number of research degree completions.
  • Total group revenue of $434 million, a consolidated operating deficit of $31m, and capital investment of $44m.


2021 Annual Report

Key highlights:

  • A headcount of 20,919 students enrolled, including record numbers of Māori and Pasifika students.
  • Improvements in students’ assessment of Teaching Quality and the Quality of their Entire Educational Experience.
  • Securing more than $100m in research funding, with a particular focus on the green economy.
  • The establishment of Kā Waimaero | Office of Treaty Partnership, further growing the relationship between UC and mana whenua.
  • A group operating surplus of $19m.


2020 Annual Report

2020 was a year of extraordinary challenges for the University of Canterbury (UC), as it was for many, yet we found many new opportunities and fast-forwarded plans to provide a more accessible, flexible education for our students, while contributing innovative research to the fight against Covid-19.

The UC community showed commitment and innovation as we navigated the unpredictability of the year, all while affirming our commitment to high-quality learning, teaching and research.

Despite the impact of closed borders, leading to a fall in international enrolments, UC’s efforts across the board meant the University can report a deficit of just $575,000 for 2020.

University of Canterbury 2020 highlights:

  • A headcount of 18,771 students enrolled
  • 3,644 students graduated
  • UC has 1,395 academic staff as part of an overall workforce of 3,373
  • UC, Ngāi Tahu and Ngāi Tūāhuriri establish the Māori Futures Academy – Tokona Te Raki
  • Te Waka Pākākano | Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori, Pacific and Equity established in May 2020.

2019 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

UC archive documents

Previous annual reports, charters, profiles and other documents can be found on the Archive documents page.