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, 23 August 2017
Opportunity on the high seas

SEAmester : the brainchild of Associate Professor Isabelle Ansorge, from the Department of Oceanography - where a floating classroom, combines technology with on-board lectures, has just returned from a voyage where students from around the country had a learning experience and an oceanic adventure.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 11:15
Antarctic researchers break the ice

A second successful winter voyage aboard the ice-breaking research vessel SA Agulhas II into the Antarctic Marginal Ice Zone (MIZ) has been undertaken by members of the University of Cape Town (UCT) Sea Ice Research Team and headed up by Associate Professor Marcello Vichi, from the Department of Oceanography.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 09:15
Celebrating women in Science at UCT

Ramona Hurdayal, from the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology defines herself in multiple roles ranging from daughter, sister, lecturer, supervisor, mentor to researcher.  

Publication Date:
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 13:00
Scientific methods of today essential for uncovering science of past

Associate Professor Shadreck Chirikure, from the Department of Archaeology shows how modern scientific techniques are critical for studying and uncovering the science of the past.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 12:15