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Thursday, 27 October 2016
|Laying funding problems at government's feet
UCT leadership joined the marches to Parliament in order to urge government to take extraordinary measures to resolve funding issues in higher education. Read more...
|UCT rises to 112th in Global University Ranking
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has risen dramatically in the third annual 2017 Best Global Universities rankings. The university is ranked 112th globally and 1st in Africa: a leap of 50 places from the previous year. Other South African universities have also seen improvements. Read more...
|Mining for sustainable development
An African Development Bank grant will be funding a UCT-led operation to develop research into the role of mining in sustainable development. Read more...
|Stuart Swan: On water rockets and persistence
A willingness to experiment led mechanical engineering student Stuart Swan to help break a world record and patent a new sealing solution for pressure vessels. Read more...
|UCT researchers shine at SAMRC Scientific Merit Awards
Three UCT researchers were honoured at the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) Scientific Merit Awards 2016 in Cape Town. Read more...
|Jacobs bats away evolutionary fallacies
Associate Professor David Jacobs reveals evolution’s mysteries and untangles some common misconceptions about evolution through the sonar scopes of nature’s “chimera” – bats. Read more...
|‘Actor-vists’ engage with Fees Must Fall
The Fall delves into the personal experiences of seven recent UCT graduates who were part of the Rhodes Must Fall and Fees Must Fall movements. Read more...
|CILT facilitates online learning
The Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) has compiled a guide to help UCT lecturers deliver teaching and learning activities online and address students’ unequal access to technology and data. Read more...
|George Vicatos: Where engineering and anatomy meet
Meet the serial inventor who is engineering revolutionary solutions for bone tumour patients, among others. Read more...
Prestigious fellowship for Gumedze
Dr Freedom Gumedze of the Department of Statistical Sciences has been awarded a Newton Advanced Fellowship from the Royal Society, in partnership with the Academy of Medical Sciences, for the period 2016–2019.
The fellowship gives established international researchers an opportunity to develop the strengths and capabilities of their research groups through collaboration with research partners in the UK.
Gumedze will collaborate with Professor Jane Hutton at the University of Warwick on a project titled “Robust statistical methods and statistical diagnostic techniques for multivariate longitudinal and survival data in health research”.
The two research groups will join forces to extend statistical methods for the analysis of health studies that follow patients over time.
The ultimate aim is to ensure a long-term partnership that will benefit the research of Dr Gumedze and his postgraduate students at UCT, and his colleagues at Warwick and Cambridge.
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