University of Canterbury

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  • By:Canamgroup Team
  • Updated On: Apr 23,2024 05:38 PM IST

University of Canterbury Overview

Established in 1873 as Canterbury College, the University of Canterbury was the second university established in Aotearoa New Zealand. UC was set up differently from many universities of the time: women were admitted right from the start.

Canterbury College was renamed Canterbury University College in 1933 before becoming the University of Canterbury (UC) in 1957.

For the first 100 years, the University was situated in the centre of Christchurch (now the Arts Centre), but moved to its current location in 1975. We are currently located in a spacious, purpose-built 76-hectare site in the suburb of Ilam — like a little city between the sea and the mountains.

The ‘new’ campus has a central complex of libraries, lecture theatres, laboratories, and student accommodation surrounded by playing fields, a river, and the renowned Ilam Gardens.

Why UC

The University of Canterbury cultivates curious students and delivers creative and innovative research for the benefit of both local and global communities. Our academic leaders explore their fields of expertise with integrity and vigour, encourage conversations and challenges, and share their discoveries to create better outcomes for everyone.

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University Facts

Established in 1957

Programmes 304 Available

Total Students 22734+

Total Int. Students 6000+

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