Welcome to Gateway Antarctica

Gateway Antarctica logoGateway Antarctica is the centre for Antarctic studies and research at the University of Canterbury. Gateway Antarctica plays a leading role in the quest for knowledge in a diverse range of national and international Antarctic research projects. This includes areas such as engineering in extreme environments, Antarctica as driver of (and responder to) climate change, connections between Antarctica and New Zealand, and human influences in and on Antarctica.

A man's best friend in Antarctica

2 October 2014 A University of Canterbury (UC) historian will recount the special role that dogs have played in Antarctic operations at a public talk on Sunday (5 October) at NZ IceFest. (read article)

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Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies

Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies

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‘Canterbury’s Gateway Antarctic research centre was a great pull for me to study at UC...’

Jodi Gustafson Exchange Student
Research Assistant, Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP)
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Announcements and Events

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ENROL NOW for Antarctic Courses and our Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies summer course

Enrolments are now open for ANTA101, a 5-week introductory course delivered entirely online, starting 17 November.

Postgraduate Research Opportunities

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