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World-class facilities

22 August 2023

UC’s laboratories, research centres, and field stations are internationally renowned. We also have a brand new regional centre to keep our students at the forefront of contemporary science practice. Check out the world-class facilities at UC Science.


UC Science students benefit from the most modern university science and research facilities in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as modern computer laboratories, video equipment, equipment for animal behaviour and neuroscience research and teaching.

The extensive facilities already in use by UC Science students were boosted by the opening of the $216 million Regional Science and Innovation Centre, in early 2018. In this exciting learning space our staff and students are able to collaborate, be inspired and grow their scientific knowledge about New Zealand and the world.

Beyond the classroom

Students have plenty of opportunities to test out their knowledge – UC has the most field stations of any New Zealand university! Our courses make extensive use of the field stations in Cass and Westport.

We also operate New Zealand's leading astronomical observatory at Mount John, Tekapo, and have research bases in Antarctica and the Nigerian rainforest.

Speech and Hearing students also have excellent resources including eight on-site clinics.

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