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UCT is an inclusive and engaged research-intensive African university that inspires creativity through outstanding achievements in learning, discovery and citizenship; enhancing the lives of its students and staff, advancing a more equitable and sustainable social order and influencing the global higher education landscape.


News in Brief

Annual General Meeting of the UCT Convocation
UCT’s Annual General Meeting of the Convocation will be convened on a virtual online platform at 17:00 SAST on Thursday, 9 December 2021.

Members of Convocation are invited to register by 17 November 2021 to attend the meeting.
Updated: 21 October 2021
UCT Community of Hope Vaccination Centre
UCT in partnership with the Western Cape Government have launched the world‑class Community of Hope Vaccination Centre.
Updated: 30 August 2021



UCT leads, in Africa, in all five of the major world university rankings: Times Higher Education, Quacquarelli Symonds, Center for World University Rankings, U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings and ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities.


UCT is ranked as 183rd in the world by the latest 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.


The recent 2022 edition of the U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings saw UCT ranked at 109th globally.

Upcoming Events

2021 24 Nov 09:00 30 Nov 17:00

Power System Flexible Operation

The objective of this course is to provide participants with an understanding of the considerations for optimising power systems. The content provides an understanding of the interaction between different energy generation sources, how these systems are set up and the market structure to sustainably support flexibly in the power system.

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2021 29 Nov 16:30 19:00

Launch of the UCT SRC AfriFund

UCT students and staff are invited to attend the official launch and fundraiser for the UCT SRC AfriFund. This is a hybrid event, hosted for a limited number of guests on UCT middle campus.

The AfriFund aims to support African international students who are unable to register due to outstanding university fees, such as tuition and residence fees, with funds raised by the SRC with the assistance of the Development and Alumni Department. The AfriFund is intended to assist with financial debt clearance.

Dress code: Semi-formal African.

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2021 01 Dec 15:00 16:00

Life Sciences Across the Globe

The Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute partnering with leading research institutes around the world including the IDM, brings you the next Life Science Across the Globe on Wednesday December 1. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) will host this session bringing together experts from across the world under the topic “Sustainability”.  

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