Transformation at UCT

How we got here

The Strategic Plan of the University of Cape Town – Vision 2020 has five goals:

  • Institutional culture change
  • Our identity as an African university
  • Research
  • Teaching and learning
  • Social responsiveness.

The events of 2015 and 2016 emphasised that many students and staff experience UCT as an alienating, hyper-masculine space constructed on and powered by “whiteness”.

This awareness underpinned the development of a Strategic Plan that overtly and deliberately seeks to bring about change in the university’s institutional culture, using an approach centred, not on changing what we have or who we are, but on the kind of institution UCT would like to be.

Graphic depicting Institutional Culture Change

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