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
Rapid assay analysis? There’s an app for that.

James Foster and Shaun Maxwell of the UCT Department of Computer Science  have developed a mobile app that can be used to streamline and support research and drug testing, particularly in less well-equipped laboratories.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 11:15
Has urbanisation made us sleep less?

Researchers from University of Surrey, in collaboration with groups in South Africa, Brazil, Colombia and the USA, examined the sleep patterns of people from two neighbouring communities in Mozambique:  the small electrified urban town Milange and the non-electrified rural community Tengua, to determine whether urbansation and electrification decrease the amount that we sleep.  Associate Professor Laura Roden, from the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology is the senior authors on the study.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:45
UCT researchers honoured at ‘Oscars of science’ 30 JUNE 2017 | NATALIE SIMON

Four UCT researchers were honoured at the annual NSTF-South32 Awards which took place recently. The awards, known in the South African research community as the ‘Oscars of Science’, recognise and reward excellence in science, engineering and technology, and innovation in South Africa. Dr Robyn Pickering, from the Department of Geological Sciences was one of the recipients

Publication Date:
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 09:45
How did the sauropod dinosaurs grow so big?

Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan, from the Department of Biological Sciences, has just had a paper published in Plos One, detailing how the long- necked dinosaurs grew so large.  These findings are the result of an Argentinian-South African collaboration.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 08:30