Milestones and highlights from 2013 - July

09 December 2013

cure for malaria

  • The inaugural WE-UCT July School opens, attracting students from more than 30 countries. It's the first such partnership between the London School of Economics and Political Science, and UCT. The university is the fifth institution globally to partner with the LSE in this way.
  • Pitch-perfect voices and great stage presence blow away the Baxter Theatre Centre audience as Yale University's renowned collegiate a cappella group, the Whiffenpoofs, team up with the UCT Choir for a historic one-night performance.
  • The UCT-led effort to find a single-dose cure for malaria is named 2012 Project of the Year by Medicines for the Malaria Venture. Prof Kelly Chibale, founder and director of the H3-D Drug Discovery and Development Centre at UCT, and his team receive the accolade at a malaria symposium.
  • UCT hosts Africa's first urban and youth language conference, attracting 35 academics from 25 institutions in Africa, Europe and North America.

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