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2016 Year in Review

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UCT retains its position as top university in Africa

The 2018 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings published in June 2017, holds UCT at its previous ranking of #191. Under this ranking, UCT remains as the top university in Africa.

Vice-Chancellor’s Year-End Message

“The University of Cape Town isn’t just a campus or a collection of buildings. It’s not our research accolades or our long history. Most of all, UCT is its people. It’s our staff and students, friends and colleagues who make the university what it is today, and we are part of making it what it will be tomorrow. Thank you for sharing the year with us and for shaping the journey ahead.” Click the link to see the video message.

UCT Rises in Global Rankings to 112th place

The 2017 Best Global University rankings are out, and the University of Cape Town (UCT) has risen dramatically in rankings. With a leap of 50 places, the university is ranked 112th globally and 1st in Africa. Other South African universities have also moved up on the list. This, one of many worldwide global rankings, is based on research reputation and performance.

Online courses can bring the world into Africa’s classrooms

Read the journey of creating and presenting a UCT Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC. MOOCS have become very popular globally, but remain rare in Africa. “The MOOC, Medicine and the Arts: Humanising Healthcare, kicked off in March 2015. It attracted more than 8000 students from more than 100 countries and seven continents… The MOOC featured seminars by medical doctors, artists and social scientists.”

Autism expert’s brainwave diagnostic breakthrough

An expert in autism has made a breakthrough that could allow doctors to diagnose the condition from brainwaves. Follow the link to UCT Research and Innovation.

GIVING @ UCT

Read the latest issue on how your support is being put to good use.

New Dean of Health Sciences announced

Vice-Chancellor, Max Price, recently announced the new Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences. “Professor Bongani Mayosi, the Head of the Department of Medicine, has been appointed the new Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town. He will take up his post on 1 September 2016, after completing a sabbatical at Harvard University from January to August 2016. Read more

VC Calls for Differentiated Fee Structure

Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price has proposed a fundamental rethink of university fee structures and that the government review its financial aid scheme as potential long-term solutions to a looming funding crisis in higher education. Follow the link to read this article, or read more news about UCT.

Farewell to the ‘everywhere man’

Prof Crain Soudien talks to UCT Monday Monthly about his first day at UCT 42 years ago and what it feels like to be caught in the middle of some of the hottest debates on campus.

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