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Increase in applications for 2018 admission at UCT
With only a few days before the closing date of 30 September, the University of Cape Town has received 31 200 applicants from undergraduate students to date - in comparison to the 28 600 received at the same time last year.
28 Sep 2017
Vodacom announces free internet access for students and staff
University of Cape Town students and staff who are Vodacom subscribers will now have free internet access following the decision by the mobile network provider to zero rate a number of academic sites.
27 Sep 2017
UCT to host panel discussion on mental health in South Africa
The University of Cape Town's Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health (CPMH) will host a panel discussion on mental health in South Africa titled
26 Sep 2017
UCT GSB centre only African business school on new UN development programme research council
The University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business (GSB) has been named as one of 9 leading universities to be part of a partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to develop a research agenda that will better leverage private investment to finance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
26 Sep 2017
UCT researcher looks at ways of offsetting water scarcity through harvesting storm water
Cape Town uses about 300 million cubic metres of water annually, most of which comes from the 6 major reservoirs. But every year 4 times as much as that falls on the city as rain. Now civil engineer and PhD researcher John Okedi is studying ways in which this water can be used to offset the current water shortage.
22 Sep 2017
UCT's new free online course expands access to higher education
The University of Cape Town has launched its 10th Massive Open Online Course (MOOC),
21 Sep 2017
UCT confirms attempted library disruption
The University of Cape Town confirms that an attempt was made on Tuesday morning by a small group of students to disrupt services in the library.
19 Sep 2017
UCT executive reaches agreement with trade unions
The University of Cape Town executive is pleased to announce that 2 outstanding points have been resolved and an agreement reached that puts an end to a proposed strike.
14 Sep 2017
The Fall returns to Baxter theatre by popular demand
Fresh from its resounding success at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, The Fall returns to the Baxter theatre for a short season, having received 2 top awards, four 5-star reviews and standing ovations at every performance.
12 Sep 2017
Update on senior appointments at UCT
The University of Cape Town confirms that the recruitment process for a new Vice-Chancellor (VC) is underway.
08 Sep 2017
First Vice-Chancellor's Inaugural Lecture for 2017
The University of Cape Town's first Vice-Chancellor's Inaugural Lecture for 2017, titled
07 Sep 2017
UCT hosts international congress to highlight child and adolescent mental health and autism in Africa
The University of Cape Town's Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is hosting the first ever International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) on African soil - in conjunction with the 19th Congress of the South African Association for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (SA-ACAPAP).
07 Sep 2017
International gathering on strategies to enhance social justice, equality and human development
Over 330 participants from 39 different countries across all continents are gathering in Cape Town this week for an international conference to exchange ideas on promoting human development and expanding human well-being.
05 Sep 2017
UCT statement on 4-hour permanent staff
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has noted the ongoing discussions around the insourced staff members who work only 4 hours per day. A number of incorrect claims have been made about these staff members' conditions of service.
04 Sep 2017
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 on 27 November 2017 at the Faculty of Health Sciences, UCT.
04 Sep 2017
Media Invite: "Challenging Inequalities: Human Development and Social Change"
The University of Cape Town's Poverty and Inequality Initiative (UCT PII), in partnership with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and academics from the Universities of the Western Cape and Free State, will host the Human Development and Capabilities Association's (HDCA) Annual Conference on 6 - 8 September 2017 at The Westin, Protea Hotel, Mowbray.
01 Sep 2017