Driving international research in Africa and the world

The University of Cape Town (UCT) hosts a vibrant hub of research and collaboration driven by its local and international networks.

UCT actively collaborates with important players across Africa to address and impact the continent’s biggest challenges.

With its extensive continental and international networks, UCT plays a key role in connecting the global north with the global south to build and share African knowledge and expertise.

Through these valuable collaborations, UCT is a leading partner in driving the international research agenda.

Learn more about our research strengths.




Why partner with UCT

UCT is Africa’s leading university and one of the best in the world, with strong networks across the continent. This gives our partners access to researchers and projects with a global impact.


Our African partnerships


Our African partnerships

UCT drives partnerships across the continent that invite African knowledge and expertise into meaningful collaborations.


Our global research networks


Our global research networks

International networks grow Africa’s research footprint and connect Africa with the global north. UCT participates in networks that support education and research capacity.




Joint research programmes

UCT partners have joint agreements that support student cohorts in strengthening their research output and impact.


Global research news at UCT

More information

For more information about global research partnerships, please contact us at globalengagement@uct.ac.za.

Contact us

If you’re thinking about visiting UCT, learn more here.

If you want information on international students, including exchanges, study abroad and other programmes, visit the International Academic Programmes Office (IAPO).

If you want to find out more about formal partnership agreements, email partnerships@uct.ac.za.