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Art and artists under the spotlight at UCT Summer School
The University of Cape Town's Summer School is justly famous for its charismatically presented art courses, and next month's offerings will keep up the tradition.
17 Dec 2015
UCT to honour world-renowned economist and lawyer
The University of Cape Town will award honorary degrees to 2 highly esteemed and world-renowned figures for their significant contributions in the fields of economics and law, during graduation ceremonies at Jameson Hall on Saturday, 19 December 2015.
15 Dec 2015
Science on centre stage at UCT Summer School
Courses on astronomy, asteroseismology, robots, the physics of music, the scientific method, million-year-old rocks and more will be on offer to science buffs attending the University of Cape Town's 66th annual Summer School from 18 to 29 January 2016.
14 Dec 2015
UCT becomes first African university to join international research alliance
The University of Cape Town (UCT) is set to be the first African university to become part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU http://www.iaruni.org/) - an alliance of some of the world's best universities - next year.
14 Dec 2015
SHAWCO SHINE applications now open
SHAWCO SHINE, a project of the Students' Health and Welfare Centres Organisation of the University of Cape Town (UCT), aims to provide learners with an opportunity to improve their academic results through a quality teaching experience in small intimate classes.
11 Dec 2015
History and archaeology at UCT Summer School
The University of Cape Town Summer School has opened its doors for registration. Participants are encouraged to register early to avoid disappointment and missing out on courses. Participants can travel through history from the first century AD through to the19th century with 5 different courses
08 Dec 2015
UCT honours teaching that goes the extra mile
The University of Cape Town remains committed to recognising and rewarding those academics who go the extra mile when teaching their students. The Distinguished Teacher Awards is the highest accolade awarded throughout the university and a maximum of 4 recipients may be recognised each year. This year 4 UCT academics, from various fields, were acknowledged.
30 Nov 2015
From Jazz to Igwijo: It's All About the Music at UCT Summer School
From urban African music to the Hussite hymns of Prague, from sonatas and symphonies to jazz, the University of Cape Town's Summer School programme is set to draw in music lovers across the spectrum. Courses on offer in 2016 will teach not only the styles and compositions of famous musicians, but also the physics of vibrations which lie behind sound itself, and which explain the pleasure we take in music.
27 Nov 2015
Lessons in economic realities at UCT Summer School
Given South Africa's current economic roller-coaster ride, it might be time for investors and business analysts to go back to school.
24 Nov 2015
From Cape Town to Lagos and beyond at UCT Summer School
This year UCT Summer School is looking more deeply at our own city, country and continent, providing fresh perspectives on these places we call home.
20 Nov 2015
Animals, Fauna and Flora at UCT Summer School
Animals and the environment are under the spotlight in 3 courses on offer at the University of Cape Town's 66th Summer School, which runs from 18-29 January 2016.
19 Nov 2015
UCT Summer School registration opens
The 2016 University of Cape Town Summer School has opened for registration. Participants are encouraged to register early to avoid disappointment.
19 Nov 2015
Key SA-Dutch SKA data science partnership to be signed
The visit to South Africa by Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte will include an important SKA data science partnership agreement between South African and Dutch companies and research organisations.
16 Nov 2015
Facts around disruption of exam at UCT
A small group of about 7 protesters attempted to disrupt an exam at the Sports Centre on the evening of 16 November. Here are the details.
16 Nov 2015
UCT investigating allegation of rape incident
The University of Cape Town has noted various allegations on social media of a rape that allegedly occurred in a building on its campus. Once it was made aware, the institution immediately activated the necessary support services to assist those involved in the incident, and a UCT senior investigator was assigned to immediately investigate all the aspects of the case. Allegations of this nature are extremely upsetting. We acknowledge the devastating trauma for those closely involved. We have ensured that appropriate support is made available urgently.
16 Nov 2015
Bird declines show that climate change is more than just hot air - new UCT study finds
Scientists have long known that birds are feeling the heat due to climate change. But a new study of a dozen affected species in the Western Cape suggests their decline is more complex than previously thought - and in some cases more serious.
16 Nov 2015
UCT community condemns unacceptable actions by protesters
Staff and staff bodies across the University of Cape Town have joined the UCT executive in condemning the violent and unlawful disruption of the special Senate meeting on 9 November 2015.
10 Nov 2015
UCT Senate meeting disbands after disruption
A Senate meeting at the University of Cape Town was disbanded today after about 150 individuals who were not members of Senate entered the meeting and disrupted the proceedings.
09 Nov 2015