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UCT retains Africa's top spot in ARWU rankings

UCT remains the top university on the continent, according to ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities 2023.

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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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Primer on managing conflict

4 March 2024
(Ends 5 March 2024)
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This course will help you to improve your practical skills for managing conflict, and will be particularly beneficial to those who face the challenge of managing or navigating conflict in their work environments.

Jijivisha Sounds From India

5 March 2024
(Ends 5 March 2024)
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Jijivisha is a Hindi word meaning “an intense desire to live life to the fullest”. The culture that resides in India is one of vibrancy, love, colour, and passion. This special showcase explores the music of India.


International Office visa and immigration services

The International Office is your go-to resource for information and guidance on visa and immigration regulations pertaining to inbound travel for international students.

For UCT staff queries about work visas, including critical skills work visas, general work visas and visitors’ visas permitting work activities (eg spousal/research visas) please reach out to Ms Cheryl Samuel in the UCT Human Resources Appointments Office.

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