Friday, 23 August 2019
Grooming young tech innovators

The Department of Computer Science at UCT hosted a group of high school learners from Ocean View Secondary School to a day of computer science information - where they were introduced to developments such as 3D printing, antenna Wifi networks and cantennas. The interactive day aimed to introduce the grade 8 to 12 learners to the numerous possibilities offered by a career in computer science.

Publication Date:
Fri, 05 Jul 2019 - 15:00
The Kalahari Desert is becoming too hot for birds.

The Kalahari Desert, one of the world’s last true wilderness areas, will lose much of its birdlife before the end of this century due to climate warming, according to a new scientific study by four South African authors, including University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Dr Susan Cunningham, from the Department of Biological Sciencespublished in the American scientific journal, PNAS.

Publication Date:
Thu, 04 Jul 2019 - 15:00
Multimillion rand boost for Africa medicines research

University of Cape Town (UCT)’s alumnus and former chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola, Neville Isdell, has donated US$1 242 160 (about R18 million) towards research into the discovery of new medicines for infectious diseases at the UCT Drug Discovery and Development Centre, H3D.

Publication Date:
Thu, 04 Jul 2019 - 14:45
5 questions with Sheetal Silal

Dr Sheetal Silal, a senior lecturer in the Department of Statistical Sciences at the University of Cape Town (UCT), uses mathematical modelling to fight infectious diseases.  She was recently selected to discuss her research at the World Economic Forum's IdeasLab, which was hosted in Dalian in China, where she presented her research to industry leaders, chief executives of multinational corporations, heads of government and ministers and leaders from media, academia and civil society.

Publication Date:
Thu, 04 Jul 2019 - 14:15