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.


Wednesday, 28 June 2017
How did climate change in the past impact early humans?

How and to what extend did climate change in the past impact early humans and how did early humans adapt to new environments?  The North Kuruman Project, led by Dr Jayne Wilkins and Dr Benjamin Schoville, from the Department of Archaeology, strives to address these questions.

Publication Date:
Friday, June 9, 2017 - 11:00
Dolphins identified by their whistles

Researchers, including Dr Tess Gridley from the Department of Statistical Sciences, at UCT, have used state-of-the-art software to distinguish dolphin calls so clearly that particular species could be identified based solely on their whistles.

Publication Date:
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 11:30
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