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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

LSE-UCT July School programme: apply before 15 May 2018 to secure your place.
Read more... 18 April 2018
The Institutional Reconciliation & Transformation Commission (IRTC) held the second round of hearings on 9 April 2018.
Read more... 13 April 2018

 

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.

2017 - 2018 World University Rankings

1st
IN AFRICA

171 Times Higher Education
191 Quacquarelli Symonds

4th
IN BRICS & EMERGING ECONOMIES

Times Higher Education

Upcoming Events

20Apr
10:00
A talk with Cuban diplomat Ms Liliam Tapanes Bellas. Read more...
20Apr
12:30
Sarah Ives is a lecturer at Stanford University’s Department of Anthropology (formerly a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at Stanford...
21Apr
19:30
The Cape Town Marimba Festival is a joint venture between the Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival and Woodworx Marimbas. Schools from in and...
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Notices

Update: 12:45, 21 December 2017
UCT is aware that a number of people have been affected by a phishing scam. Please read the notice from ICTS for more information.
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