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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.

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Resignation of UCT President of Convocation
President of Convocation, Professor Eddy Maloka writes to the UCT convocation on his decision to resign from his position.
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9 April 2021

 

1st
IN AFRICA

UCT leads, in Africa, in four of the five major world university rankings: Times Higher Education, Quacquarelli Symonds, Center for World University Rankings and US News Best Global Universities.

136th
Times Higher Education

UCT moved 20 places to 136th position in the latest 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

121st
US News

The sixth edition of the US News Best Global Universities rankings saw UCT being ranked 121st globally for 2020.

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Introduction to Data Analysis using R

This course is an introduction to the R Statistical language, a free open-source environment for statistical computing and graphics. Participants will learn to perform basic data manipulation and descriptive analysis including graphics display. The course is intended for those who want to use R in their day-to-day work for importing external data, manipulating data, performing statistical data analysis and visualisations. No prior experience with R is required but experience handling data and basic knowledge of statistics may be advantageous.

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