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UCT invites nominations for renaming buildings
University of Cape Town Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price has invited students, staff members and alumni to present their views and arguments about whether certain names of buildings on campus should be changed or left as is, and if changed, to suggest alternative names.
31 Mar 2016
Scientists at UCT and the University of California, San Francisco, uncover the genomic blueprint of bat wing development
An international team of scientists from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has for the first time identified both genes and gene regulatory elements that are essential in wing development in the Natal long-fingered bat (Miniopterus natalensis), a species widely distributed in east and southern Africa.
29 Mar 2016
A test to predict the risk of developing TB disease
A landmark study published this month in the leading medical journal, The Lancet, reports the discovery of a blood test that can predict whether someone is likely to develop tuberculosis (TB) disease, long before the disease manifests.
23 Mar 2016
UCT research could help identify remains of missing children
University of Cape Town research involving the major joints of the human body in South African children has revealed information that could ultimately help in identifying the remains of missing children.
22 Mar 2016
New academic-industry collaboration to develop new treatments for tuberculosis
World-leading medicinal chemistry and biology at the Universities of Dundee (Scotland) and Cape Town (South Africa) have been allied to the industrial expertise of the Pharmaceuticals Division of Bayer (Germany), one of the world's leading pharma companies, in an effort to develop critically needed new treatments for tuberculosis (TB).
18 Mar 2016
Old Mutual donates R2 million to UCT SRC's #FundingFutures Campaign
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has received a R2 million financial contribution from Old Mutual to assist excelling students who are not eligible for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funding.
17 Mar 2016
UCT to host World Trade Organisation seminar
The University of Cape Town will host a seminar to be addressed by the World Trade Organisation Director-General, Roberto Azevedo, on the occasion of his official visit to South Africa.
16 Mar 2016
Old Mutual to make a large donation to UCT
Financial services provider Old Mutual will donate funds to UCT to assist students struggling financially.
15 Mar 2016
UCT offers R100 000 reward for arrest and successful prosecution of Rhodes Memorial attacker
The executive of the University of Cape Town has offered a reward of R100 000 for information leading to the arrest and successful prosecution of the perpetrator in the recent attacks in the Rhodes Memorial area.
11 Mar 2016
UCT-LSE July School open for registration
UCT will host the 4th annual London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) - UCT July School from 27 June to 8 July this year. Applications made by 31 March 2016 qualify for early bird discount.
10 Mar 2016
Coldest Place in Africa is in the UCT Physics Department
The Physics Department at the University of Cape Town (UCT) recently acquired a Dilution Fridge, which is officially the coldest place in Africa with a temperature of 8.190mK (milli Kelvin), i.e. 122 times colder than the known naturally coldest place in the universe - the Boomerang Nebula.
09 Mar 2016
UCT closes RiverView accommodation account
The University of Cape Town is concluding a process of finding accommodation for students who arrived on campus in February in need of housing.
08 Mar 2016
25 exceptional young leaders to participate in UCT leadership programme
A group of 25 exceptional young Africans from 6 countries are participating in the second Leading in Public Life Young African Leaders programme at the University of Cape Town, which will take place over 2 weeks.
08 Mar 2016
UCT research improves understanding of seasonal climate prediction
Focusing on dissimilarity in computer simulations can improve understanding of the variability and predictability of seasonal climate in Africa, according to new research in Environmental and Geographical Science at the University of Cape Town.
07 Mar 2016