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The goal of the Science Faculty is to be an international leader in research and teaching, with an African context.
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Enabling opportunities for globally competitive, locally relevant research.
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Educating future scientists with internationally recognised degrees for global mobility.
National Science Week at UCT
UCT staff and postgraduate students will celebrate science, judge research projects, and encourage scholars to pursue careers in Science and Technology.

News

Tuesday, 22 August 2017
New shrimp species has unique association with octopus

Three new shrimp species with interesting habitat preferences have been discovered along a tiny stretch of coastline along Miller’s Point in False Bay.  The finding also uncovered the first known symbiotic relationship between a shrimp and a cephalopod.  The finds were made by Craig Foster, a free-diving wildlife documentary film-make and photographer and marine biologist Emeritus Professor Charles Griffiths, from the Marine Research Institute in the Department of Biological Sciences. 

Publication Date:
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 11:45
Cape Town showcases young scientists

The UCT Sports Centre was abuzz with junior scientists taking part in the annual Cape Town Expo for Young Scientists.  Science Faculty staff and postgraduate students were judges at the event and gave students feedback on their projects...

Publication Date:
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 09:00
Honours for UCT Marine Science Trio

UCT marine scientists professors Peter Ryan and John Bolton and Dr Sarah Fawcett were recently honoured at the South African Network for Coastal and Oceanic Research's (SANCOR) triennial awards at the Southern Afrcain Marine Science Symposium (SAMSS) in Port Elizabeth. 

Publication Date:
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 09:15
MeASURe - new research unit in Physics at UCT

The art and science of measurement is at the heart of a new research unit recently established in the Department of Physics at UCT:  MeASURe:  the Metrological and Applied Sciences University Research Unit.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 12:45

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