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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.


News in Brief

Resignation of UCT President of Convocation
President of Convocation, Professor Eddy Maloka writes to the UCT convocation on his decision to resign from his position.
9 April 2021



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.

Times Higher Education

UCT moved 20 places to 136th position in the latest 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

US News

The sixth edition of the US News Best Global Universities rankings saw UCT being ranked 121st globally for 2020.

Upcoming Events

2021 13 May 08:30 14 May 16:00

Introduction to Global Surgery

Global surgery is an emerging and exciting interdisciplinary field of enquiry, research, practice and advocacy.
Join us to learn about access to surgical care and strengthening surgical health systems to achieve health equity for all people who need surgical, obstetric and anaesthesia care.

The course is presented by UCT's Head of Global Surgery, A/Prof Salome Maswime.

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2021 16 May 08:00 10:30

Introduction to Palliative Care

This short course course will equip healthcare and counselling professionals to assess and manage patients living with life-threatening and life-limiting illness, to improve their quality of life and to support their families in providing care at home.

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