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New project aims to use innovative automated technology to monitor ocean pollution
A UCT Department of Electrical Engineering team lead by Professor Amit Kumar Mishra as the principal investigator – along with Associate Professor Fred Nicolls, senior lecturer Robyn Verrinder and lecturers Jarryd Son and Stephen Paine – will soon undertake Project SMARTPOL, a new venture that will identify sources of pollution in our waters through methods never seen before.
27 Jan 2022
UCT among top 60 most international universities
UCT has been ranked 55th by Times Higher Education in their latest list of the most international universities in the world 2022. This position is tied with two universities in the United States: Carnegie Mellon and Princeton.
25 Jan 2022
Alarm sounded over self-spreading vaccine proposals
Virus vaccines for animals and humans that can spread on their own are being proposed in Europe and the U.S.
24 Jan 2022
UCT civil engineering professor selected as Research Chair in Smart Mobility - a first for South Africa
The CSIR, the DSI and the NRF have jointly established a Research Chair in Smart Mobility, the first of its kind in South Africa. Professor Marianne Vanderschuren, an expert in transport planning and engineering at UCT, was selected to lead the initiative.
19 Jan 2022
UCT Open Textbook Journeys provide access to locally relevant learning materials
Lecturers at UCT are adopting innovative pedagogical and content production approaches to provide students with more accessible and locally relevant learning materials.
17 Jan 2022
Small fire at UCT’s Upper Campus fully doused within two hours
The University of Cape Town (UCT) confirms that a small fire was reported above Upper Campus on a vacant field near the top dam late on Wednesday, 5 January 2022 and put out shortly thereafter.
06 Jan 2022
Courses to unleash the artist in you – UCT Summer School 2022
The University of Cape Town (UCT) Summer School 2022 offers a range of short courses for budding artists or poets. These courses require no prior experience but do have limited spaces so booking is essential.
05 Jan 2022
Origins of a COVID-19 vaccine or the future of robotic surgery – UCT Summer School 2022 has it all
How was the world able to get a COVID-19 vaccine in a few months when it usually takes a few years? At the University of Cape Town (UCT) Summer School, Dr Sean Elias, post-doctoral scientist and public engagement with research leader at the Jenner Institute, United Kingdom will share how the Oxford/Astra-Zeneca vaccine went from concept to licensure.
04 Jan 2022