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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 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.

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 15 Jan 09:00 07 Feb 13:00

Survey Data Analysis for Development Summer Training Programme

We offer short courses in survey data analysis. Short courses are a great way to acquire new skills or to enhance/refresh your existing skills. The 2020 summer programme will run in January and February on the Middle Campus at the University of Cape Town. Our courses have a strong practical component and teaching takes place in a computer lab. Registered university students qualify for discounts.
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2020 20 Jan 09:00 17:00

PG Dip: Survey Data Analysis for Development

This diploma is intended to equip participants with the survey and data skills to contribute to the policy debates in South
Africa and the world. Both the practical data skills as well as the theoretical understanding of the development and policy context will be emphasised.

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2020 20 Jan 09:00 24 Jan 17:00

Econometrics short course

This course revises the statistical concepts relevant to regression analysis. It introduces Ordinary Least Squares regression and discusses how and why it is used. The course also covers inference in regression, dummy dependent variables, violations of the OLS assumptions and specification and data issues. Participants will use household survey data and the statistical software Stata.

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The City of Cape Town’s Transport Directorate will recommence with the resurfacing of the M3 outbound between the N2 highway and Newlands...