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Showcasing excellence

Showcasing excellence at UCT

On Friday, 31 May, during a special event dedicated to showcasing excellence at UCT, those at the coalface of research took to the stage to share the monumental impact their projects have on the country and the continent.
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Nomsa and Bailey

Change makers impacting the world around them.

Meet Bailey Corder and Nomsa Muthapuli- two inspiring women who are making a difference and changing lives through their work at the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust. They both moved from the corporate world to working in development.
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Alumni at UCT

As the oldest university in South Africa, the University of Cape Town has over 200 000 alumni on record, located in 164 countries around the world. This vibrant, global community share memories of time spent at Africa's top-ranked higher education institution, one of the most iconic campuses in the world. Did you know that UCT is alma mater to no less than 5 Nobel Laureates along with numerous distinguished alumni? The university's international offices located in North America, Canada, the United Kingdom and in Australia serve as vital contact points for leveraging alumni and donor engagement as well as research relationships. Each year, generous funding from our alumni, donors and friends, helps fund university priority projects that include student bursaries, scholarships and support programmes. Join our community. Partner with excellence and support UCT into the future.

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Upcoming Events

FMR Bursary Awards – Classical & Vocal

23 July 2024
(Ends 23 July 2024)
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The Fine Music Radio Bursary Trust was established by the Rolf-Stephan Nussbaum Foundation for the purpose of providing scholarships, bursaries or awards for students studying for a performance diploma or degree in music.

1st

IN AFRICA

UCT leads, in Africa, in all five of the major world university rankings: Times Higher Education, Quacquarelli Symonds, Center for World University Rankings, U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings and ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities.

183rd

IN THE WORLD

UCT is ranked as 183rd in the world by the latest 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.

109th

IN THE WORLD

The recent 2022 edition of the U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings saw UCT ranked at 109th globally.