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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.


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UCT leads, in Africa, in four of the five major world university rankings: Times Higher Education, Quacquarelli Symonds, Center for World University Rankings and US News Best Global Universities.

Times Higher Education

UCT moved 20 places to 136th position in the latest 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

US News

The sixth edition of the US News Best Global Universities rankings saw UCT being ranked 121st globally for 2020.

Upcoming Events

2020 07 Sep 10:00 29 Nov 12:00

PhD Preparedness Programme

This is a 12 week fully online course facilitated by the Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative (CNPDI) to help students bridge the gap between a Masters' degree and a PhD.

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2020 19 Oct 08:00 29 Oct 10:00

Design of High Rise Buildings

This course will present a systematic approach to the design of high-rise buildings in concrete and steel, from conceptual design and coverage of various structural systems, to advanced structural analysis, computational modelling and simulation of structural behaviour, detailed design in concrete and steel, and construction considerations. The course is presented for 2 hours a day over 8 days.

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2020 28 Oct 15:00 16:00

Sister Institute Seminar Series

Science talk: “Reward and punishment take similar paths in the brain” – Bo Li, Professor
Science culture talk: “Preprints: Communicating at the speed of science” –  Richard Sever, Assistant Director, CSHL Press, Co-Founder of bioRxiv and medRxiv

The IDM, in partnership with Janelia, the research campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and six other leading research institutes around the world, are bringing you the Sister Institute Seminar Series. 

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The purpose of the Food Programme is to provide basic support to students who are hungry and to enhance student learning and success.