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Gateway 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.

Antarctic orcas are South Pacific commuters

26 June 2015 University of Canterbury (UC) scientists and Antarctic researchers from Italy have struck "research gold" by uncovering the commuting secrets of Antarctic killer whales. (read article)

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Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies

Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies

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‘Antarctica provides a very unique case to study the human relationship with nature. You can learn a lot about yourself and your fellows...’

Sira Engelbertz PhD in Antarctic Studies
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Check out our 2016 Semester 1 Course ANTA102 Antarctica: The Cold Continent
Now calling for Abstracts for the 2016 SCAR Open Science Conference.

Postgraduate Research Opportunities

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See our PhD students in Antarctica

Public Talks

Free series of talks hosted by Gateway Antarctica

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