The Vice-Chancellor has committed 20% of her salary for a period of 3 months towards this fund. Our Chancellor, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, has also led by example when she announced a R5 million donation by the Motsepe Foundation to help the university manage its multi-faceted response to the pandemic. Read the Vice-Chancellor's appeal letter to alumni.
UCT Alumni Connect is a social networking platform designed for our global alumni community. The platforms allows you to re-connect with former classmates and enables you to utilize the trusted University of Cape Town environment to expand your professional network
Fifty‑two years before Jan van Riebeeck landed at the Cape on 6 April 1652, Cape Town was a proto-port; a calling place for hundreds of outward and inbound ships between Europe and the East Indies. These maritime visitors also met and bartered with the resident Khoi, who were guardians of the Camissa (‘sweet water’) River flowing into Table Bay.
It’s not every day that you can collect insights from government, business, academia and civil society all in one place, around a focused agenda on what matters most: peace and prosperity. UCT will host thought-leaders from around the world at the virtual International Summit on Sustainable Development Goals in Africa.
With the fight against COVID-19 beset with concerns around the efficacy of vaccines in the face of a mutating virus, University of Cape Town virologists have shown that the body’s T cells maintain 85% of their capacity to detect variants, continuing to mount a substantial defence to prevent severe illness, hospitalisation and death.
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.