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Human-induced climate change reduces chance of flooding in Okavango Delta
Researchers at the University of Cape Town (UCT), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the United Nations Development Programme have analysed how human-induced climate change has affected recent flooding in an ecologically and geographically unique river basin in southern Africa, that of the Okavango River.
27 Mar 2014
UCT wins lion's share of coveted NIH funding
The University of Cape Town attracted more funding for direct grants from the prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the USA than any other non-American university in 2013. Even as the NIH's funding of foreign institutions has declined, UCT has attracted increasing amounts of funding every year - growing more than threefold in the last 3 years alone, from $2 622 671 in 2010 to $9 150 889 in 2013.
25 Mar 2014
Upcoming UCT events and interview opportunities
24 Mar 2014
UCT alumnus named 2014 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate
The University of Cape Town has welcomed the news that UCT alumnus Professor John Briscoe was selected as the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize, also known informally as the "Nobel Prize for Water".
24 Mar 2014
Psycho-social support crucial for caregivers in AIDS-affected communities, says first-of-a-kind UCT study
Psycho-social support should be a key element of mental health interventions for caregivers of children in HIV-endemic communities. This is the recommendation of University of Cape Town researcher, Dr Marisa Casale, in her doctoral study titled: The protective role of social support for the health of caregivers of children in HIV-endemic South Africa.
19 Mar 2014
UCT researcher develops techniques to help make SA's roads safer
University of Cape Town researcher, Dr Rahul Jobanputra, says the alarming number of road traffic fatalities in South Africa moved him to focus his recent PhD study on alternative ways of making the country's roads safer.
18 Mar 2014
UCT to honour trailblazers in medicine, science and the arts
In 2014 the University of Cape Town will award honorary degrees to 8 world-renowned figures for their significant contributions in their respective fields.
14 Mar 2014
Prestigious UCT award honours mental health research
South Africa and other African countries are now starting to see some real policy change and commitment to mental health, which has a bearing on a broad range of social and economic development challenges facing society.
12 Mar 2014
UCT experts available for comment on Oscar Pistorius trial
The following University of Cape Town academics are available for expert comment on the Oscar Pistorius trial, currently underway in Pretoria.
10 Mar 2014
Upcoming UCT events
03 Mar 2014