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Application for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The Unbundling Higher Education project is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to start in January 2018.
Haptico-Visual Observation & Drawing | 10 November 2017
This is a one day workshop aimed at all medical professionals to introduce the value of observation using a novel method which includes touch (haptics) and drawing. This is known as the multi-sensory Haptico-Visual Observation and Drawing (HVO...
NVivo Training | 22 November 2017
In this short course, you will be introduced to the NVivo11 software. This is a hands-on course in which you are expected to work on your own personal laptops during the session.
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Awardees: Carnegie Developing Emerging Academic Leaders (DEAL) in Africa
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 13:30

The Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM), Faculty of Health Sciences, UCT, recently announced 5 Early-Career and 6 Postdoctoral fellowships have been awarded, for three years each, under the new Carnegie Corporation Developing Emerging Academic Leaders (DEAL) in Africa programme.

Press Release: UCT to host valedictory lecture on the National Health Insurance
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 14:15

The University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Health Sciences will host a valedictory lecture focusing on the National Health Insurance (NHI) in South Africa next month.

From left to right: Shannon Morreira (Hum EDU) ; Yusra Price (Hum EDU/Social Anthropology); Msakha Mona ( Hum EDU/Media Studies) and Tammy Wilks ( Hum EDU/African Studies)
Humanities EDU wins UCT award for Collaborative Educational Practice
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 14:45


The Faculty of Humanities Education Development Unit (Humanities EDU) has been awarded a UCT Collaborative Educational Practice Award (CEP), for the work undertaken on the Humanities 4-Year Degree Undergraduate Curriculum.

Invitation to a series of free webinars on "Incentives for sharing research data"
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 10:30

Although many researchers are already sharing their raw data and data sets, there are researchers who still question why they should share their data, and what benefits are in it for them.

Press Release: Mental Illness an Increasingly Unbearable Burden for South African Economy
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 09:30

The Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health calls for investment into mental healthcare on World Mental Health Day.


Sudesh Sivarasu: the prolific inventor serving humanity through innovation
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 15:45

Dr Sudesh Sivarasu, senior lecturer in the Division of Biomedical Engineering, was recently awarded the 2017 Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Achievement in Innovation for his invention and innovation achievements in the field of biomedical engineering and his contributions to fostering collaborative innovation internally at UCT, as well as nationally and internationally.

Lee Kruse receives 2nd prize for oral presentation at HUB/IBMS/PAT Research Day
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 12:30

Congratulations to Lee Kruse who was awarded the 2nd prize for oral presentation "Mathematical modelling of early stage engulfment of HIV into host cells" at the HUB/IBMS/PAT Postgraduate Research Day held on 27 Sep 2017.

Student surgeons climb Kili for dialysis machine
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 08:15

The majestic peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, which members of UCT’s Surgical Society will attempt to summit in December this year to fund a haemodialysis machine for Groote Schuur Hospital.

Rheumatic heart disease persists in poor regions
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 11:45

A new study shows that rheumatic heart disease has decreased over the past 25 years but is still a challenge in poor countries.

Dispatch Live: Struggle is real for students hit by last year’s fee protests
Friday, September 1, 2017 - 14:30

For the past 10 years‚ the University of Cape Town human genetics honours class has had a 100% pass rate‚ but academics say this year’s class is struggling.

UCT's CPU Tweefontein EFC unit
Cutting edge EFC, from theory to reality.
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 22:45

Thanks to Professor Alison Lewis, Crystallisation and Precipitation Research Unit (CPU) Team and Industrial Partners who have contributed in moving eutectic freeze crystallisation (EFC) from theory to reality. The first full-scale working unit for EFC, which was purchased by Glencore, built and designed by Prentec, is based on research done by CPU staff and students at UCT’s Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment.

New Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 12:45

New Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town brings hope for autism interventions in Africa. We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Lauren Franz, from Duke University in the USA, as Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.