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Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Genetic brain research in Africa: A ‘formidable’ challenge

Over the past two decades, mental health research has advanced markedly. But most mental health studies haven’t included African people – either as researchers or as participants. This raises an all too familiar concern that Africa could be a bystander as advances in molecular and genetic research of the brain proceed at a breakneck speed.

Publication Date:
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 - 15:30
Bumper Summer School for 2019

Now extended to three weeks, the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Summer School from 7 to 25 January 2019 offers a bumper programme of 113 lectures (up from 70 in 2018) and a focus on Africa and “issues of consequence”.

Publication Date:
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 - 15:00
UCT masterʼs student shines in Miami

The simple treat of eating ice cream and jelly in hospital after having her tonsils out was the first step in University of Cape Town (UCT) masterʼs student Maria Jose’s journey to becoming a medical doctor, and onwards to being chosen as a Mandela Washington Fellow.

Publication Date:
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 - 15:00
Taking food security to a wider audience

One of the most challenging aspects of conducting academic studies is translating crucial findings for a wider audience. With the launch of a new publication, Tomatoes & Taxi Ranks: Running our Cities to Fill the Food Gap, the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) African Centre for Cities (ACC) has made the topic of urban food security accessible and understandable to everyone – from primary school learners to policymakers.

Publication Date:
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 - 14:45