The University of Cape Town (UCT) took the top spot in the Coolest University category for the fourth consecutive year in the Sunday Times Gen Next Awards, which took place online on Friday, 21 August. The winners span 71 categories and are based on the outcome of research conducted by Yellowwood.
Established in 2004 the Sunday Times Gen Next survey has established itself as the leading barometer of what South African youths consider trendy and aspirational.
The survey had previously been limited to South African youths between the ages of 8 and 23; however, for the first time it has also included a sample population of young professionals aged 25 to 30 years.
Youths and young professionals across the country were polled during the 2020 survey period, which concluded ahead of the national lockdown.
Other South African universities ranked in the top five include the University of Johannesburg, the University of South Africa, the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
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