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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

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

2022 10 Jan 09:00 29 Jan 18:00

Summer School 2022

The University of Cape Town (UCT) Summer School 2022 programme is designed to immerse you in new ideas, expert insight and creative thinking – to enlighten, entertain and inspire.

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2022 24 Jan 09:00 28 Jan 17:00

Introduction to Spatial Design

Introduction to Spatial Design is an intensive course held over five days and provides an experiential snapshot of the design studio and spatial design thinking required for built environment disciplines such as landscape architecture and urban design.

Spatial Design info.

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2022 31 Jan 09:00 04 Feb 17:00

Being, Seeing and Recording as Design Informants

The premise of this module is, that what we choose to ‘see’ and how we record this ‘seeing’ influences and effects what we design. The process of visiting a site, recording, responding, filtering, and developing a proposition that is grounded in the ‘landscape’, forms the basis of this studio.

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