University of Canterbury
Region: Oceania
Country/Region: New Zealand
Found Year: 1873
Address: Kirkwood Avenue
Introduction

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, it 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, performance and museum 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. UC offers qualifications that are recognised worldwide and 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.

Academic Ranking of World Universities
401-500
Academic Ranking of World Universities
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is recognized as the precursor of global university rankings and the most trustworthy one. ARWU presents the world's top 1000 research universities annually based on transparent methodology and objective third-party data.
401-500
2018
401-500
2019
401-500
2020
401-500
2021
401-500
2022
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Civil Engineering
11
Hospitality & Tourism Management
29
Ecology
151-200
Transportation Science & Technology
151-200
Geography
201-300
Law
201-300
Physics
301-400
Earth Sciences
301-400
Key Statistics
13957
Total Enrollment
3647(26.1%)
International Students
11835
Undergraduate Enrollment
2556(21.6%)
International Students
2122
Graduate Enrollment
1091(51.4%)
International Students