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UC increases ranking in five subject areas

UC has achieved an increase in ranking in half of the subject areas we are ranked in by Times Higher Education (THE).

Over the last month THE have been releasing the 2022 global subject rankings and UC has improved its ranking in five subject areas including, Psychology (301-400 from 401-500), Computer Science (401-500 from 501-600), Social Sciences (176-200 from 201-250), Business and Economics (151-175 from 201-250), and Arts and Humanities (251-300 from 301-400).

While Life Sciences, and Clinical and Health have dropped in ranking this year, Physical Sciences, Engineering and Education have retained the same ranking as in 2021.

2022 THE Global Subject Rankings:

  • Psychology – 301-400
  • Computer Science – 401-500
  • Social Sciences – 176-200
  • Business and Economics – 151-175
  • Arts and Humanities – 251-300
  • Physical Sciences – 501-600
  • Engineering – 601-800
  • Education – 301-400
  • Life Sciences – 401-500
  • Clinical and Health – 301-400

About Times Higher Education rankings

The THE World University Rankings, founded in 2004, provide a list of the world’s best universities in a number of areas, with an emphasis on the research mission.

Universities are evaluated against 13 separate performance indicators, covering the essential areas of a university’s activity: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

The overall THE World University Rankings, featuring more than 1,500 institutions, are accompanied by a series of subject-specific rankings.

Visit the Times Higher Education website for more information

You can still submit your contacts for the 2022 QS ranking survey

Every year as a University we collect 400 names of international academics and 400 graduate employers to take part in the QS World University and Subject Rankings.

We are currently collecting names for the 2022 survey and we could use your help. To submit your contacts, all you need to do is fill in the newly developed web form to provide their details – Submit your contacts by Friday 26 November using the appropriate web form for what the contact would be contributing to:

The web form also includes the following permissions options:

  • UC will request permission of your contact to share their details with QS.
  • You will request your contact’s permission to share their details with QS.

Survey responses contribute to the University’s academic reputation, making up 40% and employer reputation, making up 10% of the QS ranking metric.

In 2020 the University ranked 258 in the QS Global University Ranking, increasing its position from 270 in 2019. Improving the reputation and ranking of the University is a key objective of the Strategic Vision and will contribute to attracting research funding, international academics and students at undergraduate and postgraduate level to UC.

If you have any questions about the process to collect names for the 2022 QS World University and Subject Rankings, please email phillipa.hawkes@canterbury.ac.nz

UC Innovation Jumpstart 2021 – Enter by 13 October

Innovation Jumpstart 2021

Applications for UC Innovation Jumpstart 2021 are now open, and close on 13 October 2021 (extended deadline).

This is an opportunity to transform your innovative idea into commercial reality. Research & Innovation is offering Innovation Jumpstart funding of $100,000 (5 x $20,000 prizes) to UC academic staff who have research ideas with significant economic or social/environmental impact. 

Any UC academic staff member can apply for Innovation Jumpstart funding, and proposals can be from any research area.

  • Winners will each receive $20,000 for commercial development (5 x prizes) from $100,000; one of the five prizes is for a project that targets social and/or environmental impact
  • Open to UC academic staff only
  • Entries close 13 October 2021 (**new date – extension due to Covid disruption**)
  • Winners announced in November 2021

This year’s competition is sponsored and supported by Kiwinet, Bridgewest, WNT Ventures and AJPark.

Got an idea?

Get in touch with one of R&I’s Business Development Managers to discuss your idea!  Email commercial@canterbury.ac.nz

Workshops 

R&I are facilitating the following workshops to support the development of your application:

  • An Introduction to IP – Presented by Briar Dominick, Associate at AJ Park, Friday 17 Sept. If you missed it, the presentation is now available to watch on UC’s R&I LEARN .

  • WNT and Bridgewest will be offering one-on-one sessions with interested academics to discuss your idea, assist with proposal direction and to provide an outline of the NZ technology incubator scheme. To book in a time, contact R&I’s Business Development Managers at commercial@canterbury.ac.nz.

For more information and a link to the application portal, visit https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/research/innovation-jumpstart

UC Early Career Researcher Networking Event

Research & Innovation would like UC academic staff to join us for informative talks and the chance to meet other Early Career Researchers across different departments. Morning tea provided.

Thursday, October 14, 2021
10:00am – 11:00am
Beatrice Tinsley 112

Schedule:

·         Sarah Wiki-Bennett, Kaiārahi Māori Research, R&I — Welcome

·         Cara Swit, Senior Lecturer, Health Sciences, UC Early and Emerging Academic Researcher Network (EEARN) founder — Fostering a supportive research community

·         Jonathan Tonkin, Biological Sciences & Rutherford Discovery Fellow — on Navigating Early Career Funding

·         Joanna Cobley, Researcher Development Coordinator, R&I — on Developing as a researcher at UC

Please book using the following link: https://canterbury.libcal.com/event/5399776

Bookings limited to 40 spaces, zoom option available.

Innovation Jumpstart 2021 – Enter now!

Innovation Jumpstart 2021

Transform your innovative idea into commercial reality! 

Applications for Innovation Jumpstart 2021 are now open.

Research & Innovation is offering Innovation Jumpstart funding of $100,000 (5 x $20,000 prizes) to UC academic staff who have research ideas with significant economic or social/environmental impact.

Any UC academic staff member can apply for Innovation Jumpstart funding, and proposals can be from any research area.

Projects will be awarded funding to help with the commercial pathway, along with commercialisation support and possible access to additional funding sources for continued development. Entries will be judged by a panel of local entrepreneurs and UC staff with a track record of innovation.

Winners should be ready to begin projects upon receipt of the funding and be interested in supporting the ongoing commercial development of their idea.

  • Winners will each receive $20,000 for commercial development (5 x prizes) from $100,000
  • Categories include Economic and Social/Environmental
  • Open to UC academic staff only
  • Entries close 1 October 2021
  • Winners announced in November 2021

This year’s competition is sponsored and supported by Kiwinet, Bridgewest, WNT Ventures and AJPark.

For more information, visit https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/research/innovation-jumpstart