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UCT is a global university in Afrika unleashing human potential to create a fair and just society.

UCT among the top 1.3% universities in the world

The University of Cape Town remains the best university in Africa and has been ranked in the top 1.3% of universities in the world by the Center for World University Rankings.

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UCT retains Africa’s top spot in ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)

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UCT produces graduates whose qualifications are internationally recognised and locally applicable, underpinned by values of engaged citizenship and social justice.

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Continuing education

Unleash your potential by completing one – or more - of UCT’s continuing education short courses, workshops, seminars, lectures and conferences. These are offered in collaboration with the following UCT units and partners:

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Stakeholder engagement for competitive advantage

13 June 2024
(Ends 14 June 2024)
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Join us for a fifteen-hour immersive learning experience, held over five days, enabling you to examine your own challenges and to apply insights, skills and knowledge in the planning and implementing of effective public engagement strategie

PhD Preparedness Programme (online)

17 June 2024
(Ends 26 August 2024)
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The aim of the course is to help students bridge the gap between a Masters' degree and a PhD, if the Masters' degree was a clinical or professional degree with less focus on independent research and academic writing skills.
17 June 2024
(Ends 26 August 2024)
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