Denislav Marinov (21), a third-year BSc Physics and Chemistry student in the Faculty of Science at the University of Cape Town (UCT), plans on using 3D printers in South Africa’s schools to level the education playing fields.
Five Alumni of the Department of Astronomy at the University of Cape Town (UCT) are among 20 top young South African scientists successfully nominated by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) to attend the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting dedicated to physics in Germany in June. They will get the chance to rub shoulders with Nobel laureates dedicated to physics.
It’s not a return of the Pokémon GO craze; it’s the University of Cape Town (UCT) Birding Club’s Isomi Challenge that has avid birdwatchers racing around to “catch ‘em all” – and in the first week they recorded more than 100 species in just a five-kilometre radius of the campus.
Numerous threats to the environment, including climate change, disease and habitat destruction, have placed the global bee species under threat, making them especially vulnerable to extinction.
That was the warning sounded in a research paper by Dr Annalie Melin, postdoctoral research fellow in the interdepartmental Centre for Statistics in Ecology, Environment and Conservation (SEEC) in the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Faculty of Science.
Home to approximately 2 600 students, of which some 36% are postgraduate research students registered in the 12 academic departments – Archaeology, Astronomy, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental & Geographical Science, Geological Sciences, Mathematics & Applied Mathematics, Molecular & Cell Biology, Oceanography, Physics and Statistical Sciences.
Undergraduate teaching is a cornerstone of our activities and the Faculty offers 21 different majors, with possibilities to co-major in subjects located in other Faculties. Our majors are loosely organised into three clusters – those in the biology, earth and environmental sciences, those in the chemical and molecular sciences, and those in the numerical and physical sciences. Our Bachelor of Science degree leads naturally on to a number of different Honours degrees that relate to the undergraduate major(s) offered by the various departments.
The Faculty of Science prides itself on the high regard in which it is held by the international academic community, reflected in part by international world university and subject rankings. According to the latest QS rankings, the Science Faculty at UCT places in the band 51-100 top universities in the Earth and Marine Sciences and in the band 101-150 in the Biological and Environmental Sciences.
The Faculty prides itself on its strong teaching programmes, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and on the strength of its research enterprise. With well developed international links with researchers across the world, the Faculty is a major contributor to cutting-edge, globally relevant research. Susan Bourne Interim Dean: Faculty of Science