Mathematics and Statistics - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

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.

Have LEGO toys become more violent?

23 May 2016 LEGO toy products have become significantly more violent in recent years, according to newly published research from the University of Canterbury. (read article)

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Maths Craft Festival

Maths Craft Festival

Discover the maths behind craft and the craft behind maths in New Zealand’s first Maths Craft Festival, September 3-4 at the Auckland Museum.

Phillipa Gourdie, UC Teaching Award 2016 recipient

Phillipa Gourdie UC Teaching Award recipient 2016

Phillipa’s work as a Senior Tutor involves supporting students in the transition to university as well as teaching first year mathematics. Her teaching is described by students as enthusiastic, effective, enjoyable, and exciting – even for mathematics! (read article)


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.

‘I want to help people make decisions that shape the world for the better...’

Ben Davies Studying towards a BSc in Economics and Mathematics
(read profile)


Daniel Turetsky (Victoria University of Wellington)
Algorithmic randomness and Turing reducibility

Friday 26 August 2016, 2:00pm, Erskine 446

Brendan Creutz (University of Canterbury)
Local-global principles for divisibility

Monday, 29 August 2016, 2:00pm, Erskine 446

Eugenia Saorín Gómez (University of Magdeburg)
Inequalities which characterize operators in Convex Geometry: an approach

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 2:00pm, Erskine 446

Seminar archive


June/July newsletter (PDF, 873 KB)

New Data Science Qualifications

Data science is a new profession emerging along with the exponential growth in size, and availability of 'big data'. Study towards a Master of Applied Data Science or Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Data Science qualification here at UC.

Honours Semester 2 Timetable

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Announcement archive and Newsletter archive


Plant & Food Research Summer Studentships

Get a taste of research and gain hands-on work experience over the summer period. A studentship with Plant & Food Research will give you the opportunity to undertake research that benefits New Zealand whilst working alongside world-recognised scientists. See studentship opportunities. Applications close September 2nd.

ANZ Summer Intern Programme

Applications for the eight-week ANZ Summer Intern Programme are now open and close Wednesday 17 August.

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.