The goal of the Science Faculty is to be an international leader in research and teaching, with an African context.
Enabling opportunities for globally competitive, locally relevant research.
Educating future scientists with internationally recognised degrees for global mobility.


Thursday, 20 July 2017
Has urbanisation made us sleep less?

Researchers from University of Surrey, in collaboration with groups in South Africa, Brazil, Colombia and the USA, examined the sleep patterns of people from two neighbouring communities in Mozambique:  the small electrified urban town Milange and the non-electrified rural community Tengua, to determine whether urbansation and electrification decrease the amount that we sleep.  Associate Professor Laura Roden, from the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology is the senior authors on the study.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:45
UCT researchers honoured at ‘Oscars of science’ 30 JUNE 2017 | NATALIE SIMON

Four UCT researchers were honoured at the annual NSTF-South32 Awards which took place recently. The awards, known in the South African research community as the ‘Oscars of Science’, recognise and reward excellence in science, engineering and technology, and innovation in South Africa. Dr Robyn Pickering, from the Department of Geological Sciences was one of the recipients

Publication Date:
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 09:45
How did the sauropod dinosaurs grow so big?

Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan, from the Department of Biological Sciences, has just had a paper published in Plos One, detailing how the long- necked dinosaurs grew so large.  These findings are the result of an Argentinian-South African collaboration.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 08:30
Interdisciplinary Research Cruise to the Marginal Ice Zone of Antarctica

Associate Professor Marcello Vichi, from the Department of Oceanography, will be the Chief Scientist on a cruise to the marginal ice zone of Antarctica, which leaves this week.  He and his students are the sea ice team that is setting off on an expedition to measure the marginal ice zone in the Southern Ocean.   

Publication Date:
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 13:15