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Kelly Chibale wins Royal Society Africa Prize 2023
Professor Kelly Chibale, who holds the Neville Isdell Chair in African-centric Drug Discovery and Development, has just been awarded the Royal Society Africa Prize 2023.
31 Aug 2023
Sustainable chemist wins Rising Star Africa Prize
Dr Wade Petersen, from the Department of Chemistry at UCT, has been announced as the winner of the Royal Society’s Rising Star Africa Prize winner for 2023.
31 Aug 2023
Meet UCT’s SDG postdoctoral research fellows
Meet UCT’s six Sustainable Development Goals postdoctoral research fellows from Africa who are working to accelerate African-led projects that support the United Nations’ SDGs.
30 Aug 2023
Esteemed Oppenheimer Memorial Trust grant for UCT Neuroscience Institute’s Mark Solms
An Oppenheimer Memorial Trust grant of R1.9 million will enable Professor Mark Solms and team to understand consciousness through its replication and simulation in an artificial agent.
25 Aug 2023
UCT retains Africa’s top spot in ARWU rankings
UCT remains the top university on the continent, according to ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities 2023.
16 Aug 2023
Study uncovers why detecting depression, anxiety and domestic violence in pregnant women is limited
A recent study revealed why detecting symptoms of depression, anxiety and experiences of domestic violence in Cape Town’s pregnant women is limited.
16 Aug 2023
The Francis Crick Institute and LifeArc partner with five African research institutions to support scientists
The Crick Africa Network is set to extend for a further five years, supporting more young African scientists, thanks to a £7.5 million investment from LifeArc.
15 Aug 2023
Six UCT researchers awarded SA research chairs
UCT proudly adds another six South African Research Chairs to this prestigious community.
08 Aug 2023
Women’s Month: ‘SA women are in pain’
Caron Zimri’s research straddles two spheres of psychology and studies the prevalence of traumatic brain injury in women who have experienced intimate partner violence.
07 Aug 2023
Blockchain solution to contested elections
Innovative blockchain solutions were on show at the closing ceremony of the FinHub Hack Series I – and the winning team walked away with R50 000.
04 Aug 2023
Setting up an Africa–Europe cluster of research excellence
UCT will co-lead a Cluster of Research Excellence in Inequalities, Poverty and Deprivation.
01 Aug 2023
Merging economic behaviour and nature-based solutions
UCT Professor Martine Visser has been appointed the South African Research Chairs Initiative’s (SARChI) Chair in Governance and Economics for Ecological Infrastructure.
31 Aug 2022
UCT awarded two new SAMRC extramural units
Two of the four new South African Medical Research Council Extramural Research Units have been awarded to UCT to develop critical health research in the country.
30 Aug 2022
All in the footprints: a dinosaur mystery solved
Footprints of carnivorous dinosaurs in the Karoo Basin have revealed that locally and over time they became larger and more diverse.
29 Aug 2022
New MOOC to launch: Gender, violence and post-conflict states
A team of researchers, including a UCT academic, recently produced a MOOC on gender, violence and post-conflict states.
26 Aug 2022
Breeding biology of giant Australian thunderbirds paves way to extinction
Bone microstructure studies on the fossil bones of the extinct ‘thunder bird’ were conducted by UCT and Flinders University vertebrate palaeontologists.
23 Aug 2022
UCT ranks the best in Africa
UCT remains the top university on the continent according to ShanghaiRanking’s 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities.
22 Aug 2022
H3D to boost drug discovery research capacity at University of Limpopo
UCT’s H3D has partnered with the University of Limpopo on a project to boost drug discovery research capacity at the institution.
19 Aug 2022