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.


Saturday, 27 May 2017
International food security prize for Battersby-Lennard

Addressing food insecurity can improve health, develop a more inclusive economy and increase environmental sustainability, says Premio Daniel Carasso prize winner Dr Jane Battersby-Lennard from the African Centre for Cities in the Department of Environmental & Geographical Science at UCT.

Publication Date:
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:30
Prestigious award to Astronomy PhD Student

Astronomy PhD student Khaled Said - a recipient of the Science Faculty PhD scholarship has just been awarded the Gruber Foundation Fellowship by the International Astronomical Union (IAU)

Publication Date:
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 09:30
Wild goose chased around golf course

They’ve been used to scare pigeons away from airfields; now, UCT researchers Alex Atkins, Dr Rob Little, Dr Arjun Amar from the Department of Biological Sciences, have employed local raptor experts and their trained raptors to clear hordes of Egyptian geese from some of Cape Town’s fairways.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:30
Plotting enemy movements: Mathematical modelling’s powerful contribution to eliminating malaria

In order to fight an enemy, you need to understand it. Senior lecturer in the Department of Statistical Sciences, Dr Sheetal Silal, is using mathematical modelling to simulate the spread of disease.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:45