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Collaborating for enhanced management of climate change risk in cities
A new Community of Practice across three universities will strengthen ties with local government for an enhanced climate risk response in South African cities.
13 Sep 2023
Pleasure activist receives prestigious fellowship
Kylie Marais, a PhD candidate in UCT’s Department of Anthropology, was awarded the international Pleasure Fellowship for her research on sex, sexuality, and sexual pleasure.
11 Sep 2023
NRF Awards recognise UCT scholars’ exceptional research
UCT academics’ recognition at the NRF Awards is testament to South Africa’s research prowess and a science apparatus that is globally competitive.
07 Sep 2023
UCT welcomes Brazilian vice-chancellors to engage on collaborative opportunities
UCT Vice-Chancellor interim Emeritus Professor Daya Reddy, hosts the Brazilian Association of Rectors of State and Municipal Universities led by Professor Odilon Máximo de Marais.
06 Sep 2023
Clinical studies bring GIFT of sexual health closer for women
Close to 700 women will be involved in the validation of the Genital Inflammation Test (GIFT) developed at the University of Cape Town (UCT).
04 Sep 2023
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
Macassar’s community ‘storytelling project’ wins 2022 Social Responsiveness Award
Winner of the 2022 Social Responsiveness Award, Clint Abrahams, talks about the design-build project that brought a community, its history and stories to life.
31 Jul 2023
Gina Ziervogel takes the helm at the African Climate Development Initiative
Assoc Prof Gina Ziervogel brings experience in climate governance, adaptation and transdisciplinary approaches to her new role of director of the African Climate and Development Initiative.
27 Jul 2023