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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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The vice-chancellors of all 26 public universities are calling for an urgent meeting with the President of South Africa, to register their anger at the scourge of gender-based violence in the country and to push for a plan of action to respond decisively to this crisis.
Read more. 5 September 2019

 

1st
IN AFRICA

UCT leads, in Africa, in all of the five major world university rankings: Times Higher Education, Quacquarelli Symonds, Center for World University Rankings, US News Best Global Universities and ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of World 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

2019 26 Nov 10:30 07 Dec 10:30

Fishermen at Sunrise Beach, False Bay

An exhibition by photographer, Ellen Elmendorp, featuring the traditional way of capturing fish, a fast vanishing livelihood practised in a particular part of False Bay.

Opening hours:
Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday  10:00 - 14:00 

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