Welcome to the School of Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics and Statistics underpin almost every aspect of today’s society. Whether it is technology, business, science, social science or education, mathematics and statistics are used. Our School has an international reputation for excellence in research and in teaching, so come and join us.

Roy Kerr receives University's highest honour

10 May 2016 UC awards the rare honour of the title Canterbury Distinguished Professor to Emeritus Professor Roy Kerr who is also to receive the prestigious Crafoord Prize in Sweden. (read article)

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2016 honours

2016 Honours Courses and Projects Handbook

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MathSoc at UC

MathSoc is a free to join student-run club at the University of Canterbury. We run social and academic events for students who are interested in Mathematics and Statistics and provide support for students taking MATH/STAT courses.

‘UC caters to many areas of Physics and Mathematics...’

Toby Hendy Studying towards a BSc in Physics and Mathematics
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The Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge has three PhD scholarships on offer

This is an excellent opportunity for interested students to be a part of an exciting, large multi-institutional and trans-disciplinary programme involving researchers from throughout the country. More information about the PhD projects, entry requirements and how to apply can be found on the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge website.

Senior Data Scientist - Air New Zealand

Study Abroad and Exchange Programmes at UC

‌Studying overseas is a life-changing experience that broadens your horizons and opens a global network of opportunities. Develop yourself academically, geographically and culturally by studying in another country and kick start your career with a global perspective. If you are a current UC student you may be able to study overseas while completing your UC degree. If you are studying at one of UC’s partner institutions you may be eligible for the incoming student exchange programme.

Lecturer in Mathematics position available

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates for the continuing position at the level of Lecturer in the School of Mathematics and Statistics. The closing date for this position is 1 July 2016.


April newsletter (PDF, 245 KB)

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Statistics consulting unit workshops and seminars for 2016

Workshops and seminars on offer in 2016 by the Statistics consulting unit. Read more for details including times, locations and intended audience and who to contact to reserve a place.

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