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Opening up the research enterprise through data publication at UCT
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 - 16:15

UCT, in March 2018, implemented its research data management (RDM) policy to support effective data sharing and to address the need for data to be findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR) to specific quality standards.

ACDI delivers first USDP PhD summer school on transdisciplinary climate change research
Wed, 06 Feb 2019 - 16:00

Last week (27 January – 1 February), ACDI delivered the first of a series of PhD Summer schools here at UCT. The summer school series is part of the University Staff Doctorate Programme (USDP) on ‘Climate risk, resilience, and sustainable development’.

Smart Agri wins Gold for Public Service Excellence
SmartAgri scoops gold at provincial Public Service Excellence Awards
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 - 11:45

The ACDI's collaborative project with the Western Cape government's departments of Agriculture and Environment & Development Planning was awarded top honours in last night's Public Service Excellence Awards.

Mandela School Master’s students visit Khayelitsha
Tue, 05 Feb 2019 - 15:30

Master’s in Development Policy and Practice students from the UCT’s Mandela School left Khayelitsha inspired on Tuesday, 29 January, after meeting various social entrepreneurs who have made a significant difference in their communities.

Lecturers reflect on their efforts to ensure no student gets left behind
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 - 10:15

Lynne Coleman, Senior Lecturer at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, takes a look at recently published collection, Teaching in Extended Programmes in South Africa, which features reflections by ADP lecturers on classroom practices in extended programmes. 

Open public lecture: Digital Innovation
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 - 14:30

Join visiting Professor Gesche Joost on 30 January 2019 from 5-6:30pm for an open talk on Civic Design for an inclusive African digital society.

Rethinking university rankings: we need to talk about (quality & inequality) of teaching
Fri, 05 Oct 2018 - 10:15

Is there a relationship between university world rankings and quality of teaching? What is the relationship between quality and addressing inequality at HEIs?  A/Prof Suellen Shay reflects on these questions in this recent The Conversation article.

Neuroscience Institute Grant awards
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 - 17:00

The Neuroscience Institute put out a Request for Applications in 2018 in order to encourage start-up collaborative grants, that could be converted into larger grants to sustain independent investigators. We are pleased to announce that 3 grants have been awarded.

Dr Ying Zhao, registrar in the Department of Medicine, presents her MMed study findings at AIDS 2018 Conference in Amsterdam
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 - 12:30

Dr Ying Zhao’s MMed study is entitled “Improved treatment outcomes with bedaquiline when substituted for second-line injectable agents in multidrug resistant tuberculosis”. Her MMed is supervised by Dr Sean Wasserman and Professor Graeme Meintjes. 

UCT and GSH Transorbital Surgery
Tue, 07 Aug 2018 - 12:00

A group of surgeons at GHS  Hospital have found a breakthrough technique ,by going through  the eye socket and nostrils to reach some parts of the brain.

Students pay tribute to Professor Mayosi
Wed, 01 Aug 2018 - 09:45

Hundreds of students from the University of Cape Townʼs Faculty of Health Sciences held a candlelight vigil for their dean, Professor Bongani Mayosi, who passed away on Friday, 27 July

Exciting Programme launched to boost drug discovery for Malaria, Tuberculosis and other neglected tropical diseases in Africa
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 - 14:00

The University of Cape Town’s Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3D), the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) have committed funding for the discovery of new drugs for diseases endemic to Africa over the next two years.

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