University of Canterbury
The University of Canterbury was founded by scholars from the University of Oxford in 1873 and is the second-oldest university in New Zealand. It operates its main campus in the suburb of Ilam in the city of Christchurch. Lecture theatres, research centres, libraries, laboratories, studios, computer workrooms, halls of residence and a host of other student services and facilities are all located on campus. The University has an impressive profile in research, learning and advanced scholarship as is evidenced by its strong performance. Canterbury offers strong contributions to fundamental and applied research, with well-regarded undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. It is especially well known in New Zealand for engineering programs.