UCT’s Research Office launched their annual research report on Tuesday, 10 October.
Research & Innovation 2016/17 celebrates the research highlights of the past year. It tells the stories of the remarkable work that the university’s researchers are doing and the obstacles that they have had to overcome to get where they are today.
For example, a team of young female scientists from the Faculty of Health Sciences made an international breakthrough when they discovered the gene responsible for a heart condition that can cause sudden death in young people. And in the humanities, Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza of the Centre for African Studies was awarded the prestigious National Research Foundation (NRF) Hamilton Naki Award for his work on democratisation in South Africa’s rural areas.
The report also includes UCT’s standing in the various global university rankings. This year, for example, UCT was rated third in the Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR) rankings for ornithology and tenth for development studies in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings.
As with last year’s report, and in keeping with the theme of innovation, Research & Innovation 2016/17 is a digital publication that is easily accessible online.
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