These projects profile what is excellent about the University of Cape Town. It highlights our fundraising priorities and showcases why UCT is the leading university in South Africa and the only African university to be consistently ranked amongst the world?s best universities. The projects featured embody the mission of UCT to grapple with the key challenges of our social and natural worlds, to be responsive to the needs of the communities we serve and to contribute towards the transformation of our country to a truly non-racial democracy.
These interventions position UCT at the nexus between the creation of new ideas and the harnessing of partnerships to bring about fundamental and lasting change that not only advances the frontiers of knowledge but also improves the quality of life of communities.
Not one of these projects would be able to realize its full potential without the partnership of donors which includes individuals, alumni, foundations, trusts and corporates. Over the years we have been fortunate as a university community to establish and nurture relationships with those who not only share but also invest in our mission.
This publication celebrates the work that these vital partnerships have helped to produce and also serves to introduce new potential donors to the range of development initiatives that still need funding. Our fundraising efforts are more than just appeals for research, bursaries, projects, buildings and equipment. They represent opportunities for investment ? to raise the highest ranked African university to new levels of excellence. We invite you to consider partnering with UCT today.