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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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The vice-chancellors of all 26 public universities are calling for an urgent meeting with the President of South Africa, to register their anger at the scourge of gender-based violence in the country and to push for a plan of action to respond decisively to this crisis.
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1st
IN AFRICA

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

Upcoming Events

2019 08 Jul 09:00 06 Dec 17:00

Labour Law in SA: Practice and Procedure

Course fee: R29 995 (UCT staff & students get 50% discount off the course fee)

To register complete the registration form.

Course dates: 8 - 12 July | 7 - 11 October | 2 - 6 December 2019

Closing date for registration: 30 June 2019

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2019 26 Nov 10:30 07 Dec 10:30

Fishermen at Sunrise Beach, False Bay

An exhibition by photographer, Ellen Elmendorp, featuring the traditional way of capturing fish, a fast vanishing livelihood practised in a particular part of False Bay.

Opening hours:
Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday  10:00 - 14:00 

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2019 08 Dec 16:00 12 Dec 20:00

Keystone Symposium Conference on "Helminths: New Insights from Immunity to Global Health"

Parasitic worms, or helminths, infect roughly one in five people on the planet and cause pathology in hundreds of millions. Given the global impact on human health and welfare, there is a great need to develop novel therapies and/or vaccines that target helminths. In addition, the unique nature of how these parasites interact with their hosts has brought tremendous insight into the mammalian immune system.

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