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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 11 Nov 08:00 15 Nov 17:00

Structural Design (JHB)

This course focuses on the structural design principles of reinforced concrete and structural steel. These principles are critical in both design of new structures as well as the assessment of existing structures. At the design stage, codes of practice provide guidance on selection of loading and materials, however at the assessment stage both the material and the loading maybe available, and a good understanding of structural behaviour is critical.

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