Biological Sciences


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223rd in the world for Natural Sciences (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2020)

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223rd in the world for Natural Sciences (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2020)

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Overview

Biology means the study of living things. Biologists investigate animals, plants, and microbes in many different ways, and on a huge range of scales from molecules and cells to individual organisms, populations, and ecosystems.

During the past few decades, the study of biology has undergone rapid change and has had a significant impact on the way we live. We are now able to produce antibiotics and vaccines, grow disease-resistant crops, transplant organs, and manipulate genes. Biologists today are actively researching solutions to vital concerns such as increasing world food supply, improving and protecting our environment, and conquering disease.

We need to know how microorganisms, plants, and animals work and how they interact on land and in the sea and fresh waters. Of increasing importance to us is global climate change and how this affects the living world.

Contact us

Te Kura Pūtaiao Koiora | School of Biological Sciences

Phone +64 3 369 5200
Email biological-sciences@canterbury.ac.nz

Location
Pūtaiao Koiora building – see campus maps

Postal address
Te Rāngai Pūtaiao | College of Science
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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