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University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury, Christchurch New Zealand +1
  • Te Whare Wananga o Waitaha, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • QS World University Rankings
    270
  • QS Stars
    5
  • StatusPublic
  • Research OutputVery High
  • Student/Faculty Ratio17
  • ScholarshipsYes
  • International Students3,000
  • SizeL
  • Total Faculty801

+ 24 others shortlisted this university

+ 25 others shortlisted this university

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The University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha (UC) is one of the leading research universities in New Zealand, founded in 1873 by scholars of Oxford and Cambridge universities, is the second oldest university in New Zealand and the fourth oldest in Australasia. Since its establishment, UC has produced a number of well-known graduates who have impacted the world we live in today including physicist Ernest Rutherford, author Margaret Mahy, and astrophysicist Roy Kerr and others who have become leaders in their field. Today, UC graduates go on to high-calibre employment in business, Government, and NGO sectors, while other graduates are accepted into prestigious university programmes, and secure research and teaching positions around the world.

UC’s main campus is located in attractively landscaped grounds in the suburb of Ilam with learning and performance spaces in the heart of Christchurch. The University is structured around five Colleges: Arts; Business and Law; Education, Health and Human Development; Science; and Engineering. Each College balances a commitment to innovation and research with a reputation for academic and teaching excellence. Education is a significant investment, so it is reassuring that Canterbury offers qualifications that are recognised worldwide.

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The University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha (UC) is one of the leading research universities in New Zealand, founded in 1873 by scholars of Oxford and Cambridge universities, is the second oldest university in New Zealand and the fourth oldest in Australasia. Since its establishment, UC has produced a number of well-known graduates who have impacted the world we live in today including physicist Ernest Rutherford, author Margaret Mahy, and astrophysicist Roy Kerr and others who have become leaders in their field. Today, UC graduates go on to high-calibre employment in business, Government, and NGO sectors, while other graduates are accepted into prestigious university programmes, and secure research and teaching positions around the world.

UC’s main campus is located in attractively landscaped grounds in the suburb of Ilam with learning and performance spaces in the heart of Christchurch. The University is structured around five Colleges: Arts; Business and Law; Education, Health and Human Development; Science; and Engineering. Each College balances a commitment to innovation and research with a reputation for academic and teaching excellence. Education is a significant investment, so it is reassuring that Canterbury offers qualifications that are recognised worldwide.

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University highlights

University of Canterbury is one of the top Public universities in Christchurch, New Zealand. It is ranked #270 in QS Global World Rankings 2021.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #221
  • 2013
    #238
  • 2014
    #242
  • 2015
    #211
  • 2016
    #=214
  • 2018
    #214
  • 2019
    #=231
  • 2020
    #227
  • 2021
    #270

Ranking criteria

35.9
Overall
35.6
Academic Reputation
37.4
Employer Reputation
10.7
Faculty Student Ratio
38
Citations per Faculty
99.6
International Faculty Ratio
60.2
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total students
13,594

16%
84%

International students
3,000

36%
64%

Total faculty staff
801

381.52
419.51

Total students
13,594

16%
84%

International students
3,000

36%
64%

Total faculty staff
801

419.51
381.52
2021
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Scholarships

Yes
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