Collaboration and engagement
The department collaborates with China through the Confucius Institute, and with Europe and the European Union through the National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE). We also engage with business or community groups that wish to reach out to Asia and Europe, and develop our students' international competence.
The Confucius Institute
The Confucius Institute at the University of Canterbury is part of the global CI network, and was established on November 1, 2009. It was the second Confucius Institute to be established in New Zealand and the first in the South Island.
Find out more about the Confucius Institute.
National Centre for Research on Europe
The National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE) is New Zealand's only research centre devoted to the study of Europe and the European Union (EU). It fosters research on the EU that is regionally relevant, such as EU development policy in the Pacific, the EU's identity in the Asia-Pacific region and the external consequences of EU enlargement. The NCRE is firmly established as the focal point for the study of Europe in New Zealand, attracting visiting academics from all over the world.
Find out more about the National Centre for Research on Europe.