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University of Cape Town

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Founded in 1829, UCT has a proud tradition of academic excellence and effecting social change and development through its pioneering scholarship, faculty and students. It is also renowned for its striking beauty, with its campus located at the foot of Table Mountain's Devil's Peak, with panoramic views of much of Cape Town. UCT is very similar to the city of Cape Town: it has a vibrant, cosmopolitan community. It is a cultural melting pot where each person contributes their unique blend of knowledge and thinking. Staff and students come from over 100 countries in Africa and the rest of the world. The university has also built links, partnerships and exchange agreements with leading African and international institutions that further enrich the academic, social and cultural diversity of the campus. This heritage characterizes the experience of studying at UCT, where students are introduced to a life of leadership and service through social engagement. They also have the opportunity to hone their leadership skills by participating in the over 100 clubs and societies on campus, as well as in student governance. UCT is committed to producing graduates who are not only well-educated, but also mindful of the responsibilities of democratic citizenship. This is important as higher education in general has a duty to develop an educated and thoughtful citizenry, which is a critical element of a successful democracy. This is the basis upon which UCT makes its most profound contribution to the development and transformation of our society. UCT's reputation for excellence is underpinned by its distinctive research, led by its distinguished faculty, many of whom are world-leaders in their field. Researchers also teach and ensure that undergraduate and postgraduate students benefit directly from the latest scholarly work and discoveries.

Country South Africa
School name University of Cape Town
City Rondebosch
Degree Bachelor, Master, Phd
Faculty of Commerce
Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment
Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty of Humanities
African Gender Institute, Department of
Archaeology (Faculty of Science), Department of
African Languages & Literatures
Afrikaans and Netherlandic Studies, Department of
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Science
Archaeology, Department of
Astronomy, Department of

Actuarial Research, Centre for (CARe)
AIDS & Society Research Unit (ASRU)
Accounting, Department of
Actuarial Science
Architecture, Planning & Geomatics, School of
Aeronautical Research Group
African Centre for Cities
Acute tertiary medicine
Adolescent Health Research Institute
Anaesthesia, Department of
Albertina & Walter Sisulu Institute of Ageing in Africa/Geriatric Medicine
African Gender Institute, Department of
African Studies, Centre for (postgraduate)
Archaeology (Faculty of Science), Department of
African Languages & Literatures
Albertina & Walter Sisulu Institute for Ageing in Africa (IAA)
African Cinema Unit (ACU)
Afrikaans and Netherlandic Studies, Department of
Advanced Legal Studies, School for
Archaeology, Department of
Astronomy, Department of
Coed/Woman Coeducation
Establishment Public
Language used in the class English
Religious background N/A
Year of foundation 1829
The number of students (Undergraduate) 15,800
The number of students (Graduate) 6,700
Test required for admission Document Review
% applicants admitted N/A
The number of foreign students N/A
ARWU Rank (2013 ranking) 201-300
QS Rank (2013 rankings) 145
THE Rank (2013 rankings) 126
Address Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa
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