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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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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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Latest news


Book Launches: Opera for the Books

21 May 2024
(Ends 21 May 2024)
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Join Opera UCT for the launch of two new book publications. Africa Melane will be in conversation with the authors, with Opera UCT vocal talent accompanied by Jeremy Silver.


Council Elections 2024 – Donor Run-off Election

A call for nominations of candidates for election was sent out to donors on 7 March 2024.

Three nominations were received and an electronic ballot was held. One candidate has been elected, and a run-off election between the remaining two candidates who received an equal number of votes will now follow. Eligible donors will receive an email in this regard.

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Special General Meeting of Convocation

Please be advised that as confirmed at the 2023 Annual General Meeting of the UCT Convocation, a Special General Meeting of the Convocation will be convened. The meeting will be on a virtual online platform (Microsoft Teams) and is scheduled to take place at 17:00 on Tuesday, 28 May 2024.

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