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University of Canterbury

New Zealand’s second oldest university, the University of Canterbury (UC) has an international reputation for academic excellence in both teaching and research. Founded in 1873, UC is a prestigious institution ranked in the world’s top 250 universities. Its undergraduate degrees and postgraduate programmes aim to foster intellectual independence, critical thinking, and professional excellence in every field. UC was the first university in New Zealand to receive a five-star rating from QS for its excellent research and teaching methods.

UC is a full research and teaching university that offers over 190 different programmes at the foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level. UC embraces diversity and has thousands of international students from over 100 countries on campus. UC operates field stations in Cass, Kawatiri Westport, Harihari, the sub-Antarctic Snares Islands, and Antarctica; and Aotearoa New Zealand’s premier astronomical research facility at Ōtehīwai Mount John, Takapō Tekapo, famous for its clear southern skies. These facilities mean that UC offers research opportunities in the field that no other New Zealand university can match.

The university consists of five individual colleges: Arts, Business and Law, Education, Health and Human Development, Engineering, and Science.

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Why we should release New Zealand’s strangled rivers to lessen the impact of future floods

Given climate change predictions of more extreme floods in New Zealand, it's time to change management practices to work with a river, allowing it room to move and its channels to adjust.
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Burnt ancient nutshells reveal the story of climate change at Kakadu — now drier than ever before

Tiny nutshell fragments, found at a rock shelter in the Kakadu region, have helped researchers track past climate change in the region.
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Jacinda Ardern and Labour returned in a landslide — 5 experts on a historic New Zealand election

Jacinda Ardern and Labour are returned to power in a landslide, making New Zealand political history in the process.
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NZ election 2020: 5 experts on the final debate and the campaign’s winners and losers ahead of the big decision

It was a campaign like no other, and while there were missed opportunities and lapses of judgement, the fact New Zealanders are voting in a safe and fair election is reason enough to celebrate.

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