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.
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.


Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Researchers recognised at the National Research Foundation (NRF) Awards

Researchers at the University of Cape Town (UCT) are playing a critical role in creating knowledge in South Africa and building an inclusive scientific community. That was the message for six UCT academics who were celebrated for their contributions and research excellence at the 2017 National Research Foundation (NRF) Awards last night.  Three of the six are from the Faculty of Science, namely Professor Anusuya Chinsamy Turan, Professor Peter Ryan and Professor George Janelidze

Publication Date:
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 10:00
Climate Change PhD Research Exchange

Three PhD students from the Climate System Analysis Group (CSAG) in the Department of Environmental & Geographical Science, have been selected for the University of Cape Town, University of East Anglia Climate Change PhD research exchange partnership.  

Publication Date:
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 09:30
Geological ‘barcodes’: a unique way to date rocks

An innovative Upper Triassic–Lower Jurassic magnetic barcode developed during the PhD research of Dr Lara Sciscio, of UCT’s Department of Geological Sciences, provides a relative age that aids in configuring the timeline and occurrence of the end-Triassic mass extinction event and Early Jurassic post-extinction recovery in the Southern Hemisphere.

Publication Date:
Monday, September 4, 2017 - 09:45
Science Faculty Famelab winner using light to ensure food security in times of drought

Nyasha Chimhandamba, an honours student in the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology was the winner of UCT Famelab finals and Kolisa Sinyanya, a PhD researcher in the Department of Oceanography was the runner up.  Nyasha will represent UCT at the national competition early next year and will compete for a chance to travel to the international finals to be held mid year in 2018.

Publication Date:
Monday, September 4, 2017 - 09:30