The depth of research activity at UC, the most research-intensive university in New Zealand, ensures that students are taught by leading scientists.
What do these people have in common: the discoverer of a new species of plant in the Philippines; the expert who advised on a spider sequence in a BBC Attenborough series; the recipient of the Distinguished New Zealand Geographer Award; the scientist finding planets around other stars in our galaxy; the architect of the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge; and the brains behind Te Papa and Weta Workshop's latest exhibition BugLab? You could be taught by these people during your time at UC.
UC is 78th in the world in Linguistics and in the top 200 universities in the world in Ecology+, Earth and Marine Sciences, Geography, Geophysics, Geology, and Natural Science*.
We are also ranked top of New Zealand’s eight universities for research in Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour, and Public Health and second for Agriculture and Other Applied Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Linguistics**, have the country’s top-rated Biological Sciences research school, and are world leaders in earthquake studies.
(+Shanghai Ranking *QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2022. ** The latest TEC 2018 PBRF Assessment.)
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