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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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Our vision

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.

2018–2019 World University Rankings

1st
IN AFRICA

156 Times Higher Education
200 Quacquarelli Symonds

9th
IN EMERGING ECONOMIES

Times Higher Education

Upcoming Events

2019 09 Mar 09:00 30 Mar 17:00

Melancholia in the Pathology Museum

The UCT Pathology Learning Centre (in collaboration with Is Art Gallery) is pleased to host selected pieces from Natasja de Wet's latest body of work Melancholia (2017). Included are some of De Wet's most personal and emotive mixed-media pieces that explore both the fragility and generative possibilities of the human condition.

Opening 11:00 Saturday, 9 March
Weekdays 9:00 – 17:00
Saturdays 10:00 – 12:30
Walkabout 18:00 Thursday ,14 March

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2019 03 Apr 13:00 14:00

Two gates into Jane Hirshfield’s poetry by Dr Garth Mason

Garth Mason is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies and Arabic at Unisa. He has previously held posts in Departments of Religious Studies at Wits and the University of Botswana. Dr Mason is currently a visiting scholar at UCT. For much of his early career Dr Mason taught and researched in the Eastern Religions. His PhD is in the philosophy of Nagarjuna. For the last five years Dr Mason has shifted his research focus to autobiography and biographical studies.

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Notices

In August 2016 the Curriculum Change Working Group (CCWG) was initiated to address transformation and the decolonisation of the curriculum...
2019 Stella Clark Teachers' Award (SCTA) Nominations
UCT students are invited to nominate a teacher who is currently teaching in a secondary school and who, in your opinion, deserves...
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