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Welcome to the University of Cape Town

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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UCT News

News in Brief

VC Dr Max Price has written a guest column published on News24.com.
Read the opinion piece...10:00, 18 July 2017
The Sexual Assault Response Team has released a statement regarding the allegations of sexual offences and harassment against SRC members, and their subsequent suspension.
Read the statement... 14:40, 7 July 2017
The Free Education Planning Group encourages interested students to apply to become part of the student research team.
Read about the Planning Group... See the advert...16:00, 5 July 2017

Why UCT?

 

Our vision

UCT aspires to become a premier academic meeting point between South Africa, the rest of Africa and the world. Taking advantage of expanding global networks and our distinct vantage point in Africa, we are committed, through innovative research and scholarship, to grapple with the key issues of our natural and social worlds. We are committed both to protecting and encouraging ‘curiosity–driven research’ and research that has a real impact on our communities and environment.

2016 - 2017 World University Rankings

1st
IN AFRICA

148 Times Higher Education
191 Quacquarelli Symonds

4th
IN BRICS & EMERGING ECONOMIES

Times Higher Education

Upcoming Events

20Jul
08:00
A 2-day combination of lectures, actual/virtual (telemedical) theatre visits for throacic cases, and hands-on skills training.
24Jul
17:00
Come hear Dr Simon Buckle present a new OECD report on Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth.
24Jul
17:45
Dr Max Price invites you to the Vice-Chancellor's Open Lecture with guest speaker the Rt Hon Lord Hain of Neath, a well-known anti-...
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Notices

Information on phishing scam

UCT is aware that a number of people have been affected by a phishing scam.

NSFAS applications for 2018

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme will be opening applications for financial support for

The Klaus-Jürgen Bathe Leadership Programme

The Klaus-Jürgen Bathe Leadership Programme, launched at UCT by Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price

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