|Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Thandabantu Nhlapo has urged postgraduate students to take up academic positions at UCT|
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Thandabantu Nhlapo has urged postgraduate students to take up academic positions at UCT as there is a need to reproduce the research capacity that has made the university great.
Speaking at a postgraduate student welcome function, Nhlapo told the students that "people like yourselves should take up places of eminent scientists who have given UCT its important ratings in the National Research Foundation".
The function, the second of its kind, was hosted by the Department of Student Affairs to showcase the facilities, services and opportunities available at UCT for local and international postgraduate students. It also allows students to engage with the executive and student leadership and creates a vibrant postgraduate community through networking.
Nhlapo said that UCT values postgraduates and that any institution that does so is "on its way" to excellence and quality improvement.
Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Danie Visser, echoed Nhlapo's sentiments and added that UCT strives to improve postgraduate education.
Various units, including the Postgraduate Funding Office, the Centre for Higher Education Development and the International Academic Programmes Office exhibited their services at information stalls.
|Mingling: Postgraduate students mixed and mingled at a function to welcome them hosted by the Department of Student Affairs|
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