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Exciting programme launched to boost drug discovery for Malaria, Tuberculosis and other neglected tropical diseases in Africa
The University of Cape Town's Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3D), the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) have committed funding for the discovery of new drugs for diseases endemic to Africa over the next 2 years.
28 Jun 2018
UCT Autism Centre honoured with double international awards for outstanding research
A University of Cape Town (UCT) interdisciplinary team, the Centre for Autism Research in Africa (CARA), led by Prof Petrus de Vries, Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at UCT, recently received 2 prestigious international awards for their research in autism spectrum disorder.
28 Jun 2018
Young mother defies financial pressures and adversity to graduate at UCT
Bianca Rousseau had to drop out of school and find herself a job to finance her studies. Rousseau always wanted to continue studying after matriculating, but as 1 of 4 children being raised by a single mother, there wasn't any money.
21 Jun 2018
UCT notes inappropriate phrasing in winter school programme
The University of Cape Town has noted the inclusion of the words
21 Jun 2018
UCT team wins global sustainability award for self-sustaining toilet hub
A University of Cape Town (UCT) lecturer and his team have won an international sustainability competition with their self-sustaining toilet hub that converts urine and faeces into fertilizers and compost.
19 Jun 2018
UCT's LLB programme granted full accreditation by CHE
The University of Cape Town's Faculty of Law has received confirmation of full accreditation for its LLB programme by the Council on Higher Education (CHE).
16 Jun 2018
UCT lecturer recognised for making physics accessible
Teachers that inspire students to become scientists are desperately needed in a country whose basic education levels in maths and science are constantly being scrutinised.
15 Jun 2018
New coal power will cost SA billions, UCT study finds
A study by the University of Cape Town's (UCT) Energy Research Centre (ERC) has revealed that newly built coal power plants will add billions to South Africa's power bill over the course of their lifetime, and force cheaper and cleaner renewable-energy alternatives out of the system for years to come.
14 Jun 2018
Work starts on state-of-the-art Neuroscience Centre at Groote Schuur Hospital
The University of Cape Town (UCT) and the Western Cape Government celebrated breaking ground on the Neuroscience Centre at Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) Cape Town in a ceremony on Tuesday, 12 June 2018.
12 Jun 2018
Road-trip survey shows decline in bird population at Africa's last greatest wilderness area
A 2-year project to repeat a famous bird survey by driving over 20 000km across Botswana has confirmed researchers' fears - that many birds of prey are fast disappearing from one of Africa's last great wilderness areas.
06 Jun 2018
UCT's child nursing initiative wins prestigious Global Health Impact award
The University of Cape Town's (UCT) Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative (CNPDI) Critical Care education team has won the 2018 Burdett Nursing Award: Global Health Impact. This award recognises the team's outstanding contribution to the development of paediatric nursing across the continent. CNDPI is a partnership between UCT and the Red Cross Children's Hospital - Africa's premier training centre.
05 Jun 2018
UCT statement on legal action over appointment of DVC
The University of Cape Town confirms that we have been formally notified that the unsuccessful candidate in the recruitment process for the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching & Learning, is taking legal action against the university.
05 Jun 2018