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The role of Research & Innovation is to provide end-to-end services which facilitate and support all stages of research and innovation development conducted at the University of Canterbury, from initial funding of the research through to commercialisation of the outcomes, where appropriate. Research & Innovation provides support and assistance to the University's academic staff in their quest for research funding and other support. The unit is the University's liaison with funding bodies, industry and business, and oversees all contracts relating to research, consultancy and commercialisation.
Research & Innovation staff are your initial point of contact at UC if you are interested in research, commercialisation of the University’s intellectual property, consultancy services or business opportunities.
UC retains ranking in top three per cent in world
16 September 2014 The University of Canterbury has retained its ranking among the top three per cent of universities in the world. (read article)
We need curious, intelligent, passionate and lateral thinkers in this field...
Dr Julia Rucklidge Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Associate Professor Keith Alexander – UC Innovation Medal Winner
“I made a pump system for getting gold out of rivers. I liked doing that stuff — although I only found enough gold for a filling, I think.”
Professor Tim Bell – UC Innovation Medal Winner
“When people think about computer science they often equate it with programming, but it’s a lot more than that, and it’s how to communicate this that got me thinking...”
Professor Philip Joseph - UC Research Medal winner
“I was naturally delighted to be awarded the Research Medal. It reflects positively on the research depth of the Law School, so I am very pleased. It is certainly one of the highlights of my career.”
Professor Douglas Bridges – UC Research Medal Winner
“This theory is absolutely our baby and I think it is the most significant thing I’ve done in the last 10 years.”
Professor Jack Copeland – UC Research Medal Winner
Professor Jack Copeland’s work is considered remarkable not only for its success but also its breadth.
Professor Peter Steel – UC Research Medal Winner
“I have been really lucky to have had a number of highly skilled and astonishingly productive co-workers, with whom I have a lot of fun exploring new areas of chemistry.”
Professor John Blunt – UC Research Joint Medal Winner
“Our achievements have also been greatly assisted by a very supportive environment within the Department of Chemistry, through interactions with academic and technical staff colleagues, and the provision of excellent instrumental facilities,”
Professor Murray Munro – UC Research Joint Medal Winner
...very honoured to be awarded the Research Medal and it should be seen as recognition of the contributions made by “many talented graduate students and post-doctoral fellows”.
Professor Jim Cole – UC Research Medal Winner
“I strongly believe in collaborative research, particularly with graduate students, and I think the award recognises the contribution of a large number of people to our understanding of volcanic processes and hazards within the Taupo Volcanic Zone.”
UC Innovation Medal Winners 2013
Dr Alessandro Palermo and Professors Andy Buchanan and Stefano Pampanin, Civil and Natural Resources Engineering.