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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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IN AFRICA

UCT leads, in Africa, in four of the five major world university rankings: Times Higher Education, Quacquarelli Symonds, Center for World University Rankings and US News Best Global 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

2021 11 Jan 08:30 30 Jan 16:00

Summer School 2021

The University of Cape Town’s Summer School offers over ninety short courses across a range of disciplines. It includes introductory language courses as well as creative writing and practical art. Summer School 2021 will be delivered online, which means that participants can join this flagship programme from anywhere in the world.

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