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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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News in Brief

Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng writes in the Mail & Guardian about the need for further funding for postgraduate study.
Read the opinion piece... 10:00, 18 September 2017
The Free Education Planning Group’s work continues.
Read about the Planning Group...09:00, 31 July 2017

 

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.

2017 - 2018 World University Rankings

1st
IN AFRICA

171 Times Higher Education
191 Quacquarelli Symonds

4th
IN BRICS & EMERGING ECONOMIES

Times Higher Education

 
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NEWS

News

Monday, 25 September 2017

“Do no harm,” anti-apartheid activist and comparative constitutional law doyen Professor Heinz Klug urged health sciences and law graduands this morning.

Distinguished teachers and speakers made the graduation ceremonies on 3 May memorable.

The Distinguished Teacher Award recognises excellent teaching and is the highest accolade awarded to teaching staff at all levels within the university and recognises excellent teaching.

UCT has been rated within the top five for ornithology and area studies in the inaugural Centre for World University Rankings subject rankings.

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