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IN THE NEWS

Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Back by popular demand

Back by popular demand

Dr Heather Marco from UCT's Department of Biological Sciences has been re-elected as president of AGNES (the African-German Network of Excellence in Science).

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MasterCard graduates ready to drive change in their communities

MasterCard graduates ready to drive change in their communities

Three MasterCard Foundation scholars received their master's degrees at UCT's December graduation, and now they're looking to put their knowledge and skills to good use.

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Summer school: a feast for the mind and the heart

Summer school: a feast for the mind and the heart

From unpacking decolonisation to presenting practical courses in art, the January 2017 Summer School programme encompasses the full range of human thought, interest and emotion.

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Pre-colonial ivory trade earlier than thought

Pre-colonial ivory trade earlier than thought

A new paper shows that ivory was being traded in Southern Africa 200 years earlier than first thought. But who was trading and where did it go?

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Antarctic expedition sails from Cape Town

Antarctic expedition sails from Cape Town

Scientists from around the world will be sailing from Cape Town to circumnavigate Antarctica in their mission to explore the unexplored continent.

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Fighting African fungal infections: the world's first international research centre at UCT

Fighting African fungal infections

The world’s first international research centre for tackling fungal infections, which kill around 1.3 million people globally every year, has been set up in South Africa by the University of Aberdeen in conjunction with UCT.

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Iconic conifers under threat

Iconic conifers under threatA team of UCT ecologists has used repeat photography to study the decline of the critically endangered Clanwilliam cedar. Their findings, published last month, suggest that climate change and more frequent fires are threatening the survival of this iconic conifer.

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Wildlife solutions for a crowded planet

Wildlife solutions for a crowded planet

A centuries-long war has been ongoing in the Western Cape: it is a battle between humans and baboons over territory and food; just one example of conflict between people and wildlife on our crowded planet.

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Shining new light on ancient malaria drugs

Shining new light on ancient malaria drugs

The work of a PhD student from UCT’s Department of Chemistry has been published in the journal Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry.

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Latest Newsbyte

Click to visit the latest Byte-size newsUCT's MOOCs rank 2nd internationally

UCT ranked second globally for its innovative MOOCs. The university came in behind the Santa Fe Institute and placed above the likes of Harvard and Yale.

The results were presented in a Class Central analysis, which considered 6 850 courses from over 700 universities.

Out of the MOOCs introduced in 2016, UCT’s course “Becoming a changemaker: Introduction to Social Innovation” ranked 6th.

This course is facilitated by the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which is under the direction of Dr François Bonnici at UCT’s Graduate School of Business.

Created in conjunction with the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) and RLabs (a local movement empowering youth through technology), the course is aimed at anyone who wants to make a difference in society but doesn’t know where to start.

Learn more about “Becoming a changemaker”

Story Kate-Lyn Moore.

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