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UCT is an inclusive and engaged research-intensive African university that inspires creativity through outstanding achievements in learning, discovery and citizenship; enhancing the lives of its students and staff, advancing a more equitable and sustainable social order and influencing the global higher education landscape.


News in Brief

Annual General Meeting of the UCT Convocation

The University of Cape Town’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Convocation will be convened on a virtual online platform and is scheduled to take place at 17:00 SAST on Thursday, 9 December 2021.

Members of Convocation are invited to register by 17 November 2021 to attend the meeting. A link and details for joining the meeting will be sent in due course to those members who register to attend.

Updated: 21 October 2021
UCT Community of Hope Vaccination Centre

The University of Cape Town in partnership with the Western Cape Government (WCG) have reinforced our commitment to bringing hope to the residents of the Mother City with the launch of the world‑class Community of Hope Vaccination Centre that opened its doors on Monday, 30 August 2021.

The site is located on Main Road in Mowbray – in the Forest Hill Residence – and access is from Broad Street. The site is open every day: Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 15:00. In the event that the centre will be open on a given Saturday, that will be announced on UCT’s social media channels.

Updated: 30 August 2021



UCT leads, in Africa, in all five of the major world university rankings: Times Higher Education, Quacquarelli Symonds, Center for World University Rankings, US News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings and ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities.


UCT is ranked as 183rd in the world by the latest 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.


The latest 2021 edition of the US News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings saw UCT being ranked 103rd globally.

Upcoming Events

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PhD Preparedness Course

Are you considering doing a PhD?

This is a 12 week fully online course facilitated by the Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative (CNPDI) in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Cape Town.

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