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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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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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Primer on managing conflict

18 June 2024
(Ends 26 June 2024)
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Change your attitude towards conflict and learn useful strategies for resolving conflict in this interactive twelve-hour course.