UCT student wins Corobrik Architectural Student regional award
Corobrik’s ongoing investment in new production facilities, new technologies, new products and the architects of the future have combined to open a whole world of new possibilities in brick architecture. The 32nd Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award, which will be announced in Johannesburg on the 8th May... Read more
UCT Masters degrees pull international students
They come from far and wide: from Zimbabwe, Haiti, Latvia, Monaco and the Falkland Islands, a diverse enrolment of 605 new international students who will be studying at the University of Cape Town (UCT) this year. UCT’s 29 000-strong student body has 5 000 international students from 117 countries outside South Africa.... Read more
Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng: Time for a new kind of learning
“It’s no longer what you know … it’s about what you do with that knowledge,” Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town (UCT), said during a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday, 25 January. Phakeng was among four speakers examining... Read more
Fintech students on par with world’s best
A study tour to the US confirmed two things for six Fintech master’s candidates: a burgeoning of disruptive fintech technologies, driven by artificial intelligence, blockchain and big data – and that UCT’s course and students can hold their own globally. “Unforgettable”, “Once in a lifetime experience”, “A series of... Read more
UCT receives large-scale research funding
Researchers from UCT are included in two of 12 international teams selected by United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) to establish large interdisciplinary research hubs based at leading UK universities that address the world’s complex development challenges. The research hubs are funded through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF),... Read more
University of Cape Town GSB earns international seal of approval
The University of Cape Town (UCT) Graduate School of Business (GSB) has joined 14 other business schools from around the world to enjoy re-accreditation by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), with the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) stamp of approval. Kicking off 2019 on a high note with this international... Read more
UCT: Collaboration and inclusivity important to new dean of law
Enhancing the African focus of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) LLB degree and altering the way students and staff view law are just two of a few long-term goals that the new Dean of the Faculty of Law, Professor Danwood Chirwa, aspires to achieve during his tenure. Last week,... Read more
UCT remains top university in Africa
The University of Cape Town (UCT) remains the top university in Africa, holding its position at ninth in the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings. For the Emerging Economies Rankings, THE uses the same 13 performance indicators as for their World University Rankings to judge a university’s... Read more
Professor Mary Metcalfe: Solving SA’s literacy crisis
Lack of access to reading material and textbooks are two of the main reasons that 78% of South African children in grade 3 still can’t read for meaning. And education expert Professor Mary Metcalfe says fixing this national literacy crisis will take time and hard work. Metcalfe’s comments came during... Read more
Students weigh in on real-world problems
Seeking solutions to gender-based violence is a complex challenge, but University of Cape Town (UCT) students were up for the task during a recent d-school Foundation Programme in Design Thinking. The d-school, or Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking at UCT, runs the Foundation Programme every semester, gathering students from... Read more