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The goal of the Science Faculty is to be an international leader in research and teaching, with an African context.
Research
Enabling opportunities for globally competitive, locally relevant research.
Studying
Educating future scientists with internationally recognised degrees for global mobility.

News

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

UCT Faculty of Science student Hannah Simon broke rare ground when her article about the tension between social and environmental justice was published in the South African Journal of Science.

Publication Date:
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 12:30

Giant, exceptional gem diamonds, like the Cullinan, grew from liquid metal pockets deep in the Earth's mantle aeons ago. But these unique time capsules have other stories to tell.

Publication Date:
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 12:15

14 February 2017

In an extract from his book Human Origins, Associate Professor John Compton from the Department of Geological Sciences, describes how dust and gas from an exploding supernova came together to form our sun and the planets, among them Earth, the one planet within the habitable zone of our solar system that we call home. 

Publication Date:
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 10:00

Three students from the Department of Biological Sciences at UCT will be competing in the Champions of the Flyway, an international charity event held annually in the deserts of southern Israel.

Publication Date:
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 10:00

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