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UCT to increase tuition fees by 8% in 2018
The University of Cape Town has released tuition and accommodation fee increases for 2018. Please feel free to source quotes from the statement below from UCT Vice-Chancellor, Dr Max Price.
22 Dec 2017
UCT study uncovers the power of mobile phones for refugees
Mobile phone use provides valuable opportunities to enable refugees to negotiate ways to participate in the information society. This is according to University of Cape Town postgraduate commerce student Kasky Bisimwa Bacishoga.
21 Dec 2017
Trending and topical: Summer School 2018 is here
Summer School 2018 has its finger placed firmly on the pulse. The annual public education programme (which offers short courses for non-degree purposes) includes a session each with investigative journalist Jacques Pauw, founding member of Umkhonto we Sizwe Ronnie Kasrils and former top-ranking government official in Nelson Mandela Bay, Crispian Olver. Each will speak to their recently released books, which present damning indictments of the political status quo.
19 Dec 2017
High number of doctoral and Master's graduates at UCT graduation ceremonies
The University of Cape Town (UCT) will cap approximately 480 doctoral and Master's graduands at the 3 ceremonies scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 in the Memorial Hall.
14 Dec 2017
UCT's new study provides insight into nitrogen pollution in False Bay
Despite a wealth of research on False Bay, little is known about the chemical make-up of its water, how this varies seasonally and how its vigorous circulation prevents stagnation. But a new study by UCT oceanographer Assistant Professor Sarah Fawcett on nitrogen pollution in the country's biggest natural bay hopes to change that.
13 Dec 2017
UCT announces senior appointments
The University of Cape Town has announced a number of appointments at senior leadership level. These include the appointment of Professor Lis Lange as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching and Learning, with effect from 1 February 2018.
11 Dec 2017
Invite: UCT academics launch book on high performance in hospital management
The University of Cape Town will host a book launch to celebrate the release of Professors Edda and Peter Weimann's new book
06 Dec 2017
UCT law student selected for the prestigious Schwarzman scholarship
UCT postgraduate law student, Lindokuhle Ntuli, has been chosen among the 142 Schwartzman Scholars from all over the world. Ntuli, a lawyer with a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) succeeded in the rigorous selection process to be part of the third cohort of this scholarship that attracted over 4 000 applicants.
05 Dec 2017
Invite: UCT hosts workshop on strengthening teaching for children with hearing, visual and intellectual disabilities
The Division of Disability Studies in the University of Cape Town's Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences will host a research validation workshop for the Teacher Empowerment for Disability Inclusion (TEDI) initiative.
30 Nov 2017
Invest in children for sustainable development
Most of South Africa's children are surviving, but too many are failing to thrive and achieve their full potential, and this is costing the economy billions in lost human potential.
28 Nov 2017
Invite: UCT workshop takes stock of South Africa's renewable marine resources
The University of Cape Town's Marine Resource Assessment and Management (MARAM) Group, based in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, is hosting the Annual International Fisheries Stock Assessment Review Workshop this week.
27 Nov 2017
UCT to host scientific symposium on challenges in metabolic vulnerabilities in common diseases
The University of Cape Town's Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM), the Department of Integrative Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) and the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), will host a scientific symposium titled
24 Nov 2017
UCT scientists strike a blow against tuberculosis
University of Cape Town scientists are once again at the global forefront in the fight against tuberculosis (TB), with their latest breakthrough offering an unprecedented insight into the development of new strategies for diagnosis, vaccination and treatment of TB.
23 Nov 2017
Media Invite: UCT to release the South African Child Gauge 2017
South Africa is losing billions of rands in human potential each year because of an underinvestment in its children. If the country is serious about sustainable development, the potential of its children needs to be unlocked by prioritising investment in 5 key areas.
23 Nov 2017
UCT senior researcher intends bringing healing power of stem-cell therapies to ordinary patients
Stem-cell science has vast potential for the treatment of all kinds of diseases. The University of Cape Town senior research scientist and Next Einstein Forum Fellow, Dr Kevin Dzobo, wants to bring the healing power of stem-cell therapies to ordinary patients.
22 Nov 2017
UCT launches short course on Urban Safety Governance for Senior City Officials
The University of Cape Town (UCT) will launch a short course titled
20 Nov 2017
UCT's Innovation Lab sparks great excitement
16 Nov 2017
UCT Law Faculty challenges alarmist CHE report and is confident of retaining LLB accreditation
The UCT Law Faculty is surprised and concerned by the outcome of the National Review of the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme. As a global top 100 law school and as the top law school in South Africa, we note that our graduates are in high demand from law firms across the country, and the findings are at odds with the performance of our graduates.
16 Nov 2017