University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury is New Zealand’s second oldest university. It was founded in 1873 as Canterbury College, the first constituent college of the University of New Zealand. In 1961, when it became an independent university, the University of Canterbury began to move out of its original neo-gothic buildings. The move was completed in May 1975. The university now operates its main campus in the suburb of Ilam and offers degrees in Arts, Commerce, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Forestry, Health Sciences, Law, Music, Social Work, Speech and Language Pathology, Science, Sports Coaching and Teaching. The University offers Erskine Fellowships to visiting academics from all around the world. It has a long-established Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering that recently began to offer the Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering.

Software Innovation NZ

Software Innovation NZ is the New Zealand software research network. It brings together software researchers from universities, Crown Research Institutes (CRIs), government agencies, other tertiaries and industry-based researchers in a coordinated network of research excellence with demonstrable industry impact. Software Innovation NZ will develop proven capacity to attract, grow and retain global research leaders who make a substantial and sustained contribution both to software-related research and to the NZ economy. Software Innovation NZ interacts with a wide range of companies, state agencies, educational bodies and international collaborators to deliver on its twin goals of science excellence and socio-economic impact.

SIGNAL ICT Grad School

SIGNAL ICT Graduate School focuses on growing New Zealand’s IT industry – and on developing professionals to meet that growth. The school delivers programmes developed in conjunction with industry.

SIGNAL (South Island Graduate Network and Laboratories) is a collaboration between the University of Canterbury, University of Otago, Ara Institute of Canterbury, Otago Polytechnic, and Lincoln University.