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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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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

2020 19 Oct 08:00 29 Oct 10:00

Design of High Rise Buildings

This course will present a systematic approach to the design of high-rise buildings in concrete and steel, from conceptual design and coverage of various structural systems, to advanced structural analysis, computational modelling and simulation of structural behaviour, detailed design in concrete and steel, and construction considerations. The course is presented for 2 hours a day over 8 days.

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2020 21 Oct 14:00 15:30

Masters in Programme Evaluation Open Day

You are cordially invited to attend the Masters in Programme Evaluation Open Day on Wednesday, 21 October 2020. Applications for admission to the 2021 Masters in Programme Evaluation are open until 31 October 2020, and we encourage anyone considering this degree to join us for this event.

This fully online open day will provide critical information on the 2021 degree programme, address frequently asked questions regarding our COVID-adjusted delivery plan, and provide you with an opportunity to ask questions in facilitated break-away groups.

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2020 16 Nov 09:00 25 Nov 17:00

Guidelines for Improved Land Administration

This course is designed to expose participants to relevant theories and practices around effective and responsible land administration for securing property tenure and ensuring land rights for all. This is a 5-day course presented on Mondays, Wednesday and Friday between 16 and 25 November 2020

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The purpose of the Food Programme is to provide basic support to students who are hungry and to enhance student learning and success.