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UCT among the top 1.3% universities in the world

The University of Cape Town remains the best university in Africa and has been ranked in the top 1.3% of universities in the world by the Center for World University Rankings.

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UCT retains Africa’s top spot in ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)

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UCT produces graduates whose qualifications are internationally recognised and locally applicable, underpinned by values of engaged citizenship and social justice.

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Continuing education

Unleash your potential by completing one – or more - of UCT’s continuing education short courses, workshops, seminars, lectures and conferences. These are offered in collaboration with the following UCT units and partners:

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Government contracts and procurement law

28 May 2024
(Ends 6 June 2024)
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Join us for a twenty-four-hour course, held over six days, in which we will cover the important aspects of public procurement, and explain the relevant procurement law and what has been achieved with regards to procurement policy, procedure

PhD Preparedness Programme (online)

3 June 2024
(Ends 26 August 2024)
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The aim of the course is to help students bridge the gap between a Masters' degree and a PhD, if the Masters' degree was a clinical or professional degree with less focus on independent research and academic writing skills.
3 June 2024
(Ends 26 August 2024)
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Special General Meeting of Convocation

Please be advised that as confirmed at the 2023 Annual General Meeting of the UCT Convocation, a Special General Meeting of the Convocation will be convened. The meeting will be on a virtual online platform (Microsoft Teams) and is scheduled to take place at 17:00 on Tuesday, 28 May 2024.

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