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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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News in Brief

Please note that the Annual General Meeting of Convocation, which is restricted to members of Convocation, will take place on Thursday, 13 December 2018.
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Our vision

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.

2017–2018 World University Rankings

1st
IN AFRICA

171 Times Higher Education
191 Quacquarelli Symonds

4th
IN BRICS & EMERGING ECONOMIES

Times Higher Education

Upcoming Events

2018 12 Nov 16:00 23 Nov 18:00

The Craft of Editing

Helen Moffett, editor, writing mentor, poet and novelist
Maximum 20 participants Fee R5 000
Editors are basically psychologists who charge a lower hourly rate – Louis Greenberg

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2019 07 Jan 09:00 25 Jan 17:00

Summer School 2019

UCT’s 2019 Summer School is now open for booking through Webtickets. Offering all the intellectual stimulation of university study without the exams or entrance requirements, UCT's Summer School has been part of the fabric of the city for 68 years. More than one hundred short courses cover everything from astronomy to zoology, music to current affairs. Discover the mysteries behind the human genome, neuroscience, spaceflight, sharks and the 1918 flu. Explore Islamic philosophy, land reform, Eastern Europe, great literature and famous art.

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2019 14 Jan 09:00 18 Jan 17:00

UCT General Practitioners Conference 2019

Hosted by UCT’s Division of Family Medicine, this year’s theme will focus on nutrition/diet, as well as geriatrics. The schedule of presentations will address the very topical issues of diet and weight loss, as well as the various increasing health problems that older people face. Full details are available on the conference website.

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Notices

Please note that the Annual General Meeting of the Convocation will take place as follows:  Thursday, 13 December 2018 17:...
Update: 12:45, 21 December 2017
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