Archaeology is first science department with black staff majority
The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Department of Archaeology has marked a major milestone by becoming the first department in the Faculty of Science with a black staff majority. This follows the appointments of alumni Dr Vuyiswa Lupuwana and Dr Yonatan Sahle. Dr Lupuwana and Dr Sahle, an Ethiopian... Read more
UCT remains a top-10 emerging economy university
The University of Cape Town (UCT) ranks 10th worldwide among universities in countries with emerging economies according to the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings. UCT maintained its position from 2020 and remains the top performing institution from Africa. “UCT is proud to be ranked in the... Read more
‘UCT’s Vision 2030 is attainable’
“Achieving the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Vision 2030 is like putting together a million-piece puzzle – it seems challenging and exhausting, but if everyone picks up just one puzzle piece and places it in the correct place, the puzzle will be complete in no time.” And succeeding at... Read more
34th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards Regional Winner: UCT School of Architecture
A thesis entitled ‘Montage, Collage in making Tarkovsky’s Zone: Sculpting a Cinematic Narrative Space in a Liminal Landscape’ by Katya Krat was selected regional winner from the School of Architecture at the University of Cape Town, receiving a R10 000 prize. Held on Friday 5 February, the event was part... Read more
What fascinates us about murder?
Why do people watch movies and documentaries about murder? What is it that intrigues them about the genre? Is there an evolutionary element to it? Voyeurism? Or is it about survival? During his two-day Summer School lecture, “Murderers: We can’t take our eyes off them”, Gilad Stern drew on expert research... Read more
A celebration of UCT research 2019-2020
The latest issue of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) annual research publication Research & Innovation Highlights was launched at UCT’s first virtual annual research function, along with the sixth edition of the eResearch report. The function, hosted by the UCT Research Office and Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Internationalisation, Professor... Read more
Zutari assists UCT to become a net zero water university by 2050
Implementation of a Sustainable Water Management Strategy developed by Zutari will result in a reduction of 429 ML of the annual municipal water demand at UCT by 2050, equivalent to over 170 Olympic-sized swimming pools In working towards its goal of being a net zero water campus by 2050,... Read more
UCT MOOCs in the top 200 – again
Five University of Cape Town (UCT) massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been included on the 2020 Class Central Best Online Courses of All Time list, which ranks the top 200 online courses from across the globe. This list is based on more than 125 000 learner reviews globally. Currently there... Read more
Career Conversations webinar series
The University of Cape Town (UCT) Careers Service will be running a series of Career Conversations webinars from 19 August to 18 November to help students identify the transferable skills they have acquired during their time at the university and show them how to use these skills to forge a successful... Read more
Celebrating ‘exceptional’ women in sport
In keeping with tradition, the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) ParaSports Club used its annual Women in Sport event to honour “exceptional” women in several sporting disciplines. Held on Saturday, 8 August, the event focused on women who use sport to effect positive change in society. The event organisers... Read more

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