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.


Sunday, 22 October 2017
UCT’s new Fellows

Four of the eleven new Fellows inducted into UCT's prestigious College of Fellows are from the Faculty of Science.  They are: Professor Bruce Hewitson, Department of Environmental and Geographical Science; Professor Chris Reason, Department of Oceanography; Professor Peter Dunsby, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics and Professor Peter Ryan, Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology.

Furthermore, two of the six recipients of the Young Researcher Award are also from the Science Faculty.  They are: Dr Alvaro de la Cruz-Dombriz and Dr Juana Sanchez-Ortega, both from the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

Publication Date:
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 12:30
Ocean Stewards inspired by ‘beach-bum extraordinaire’

For those who are truly lucky, there will be that one teacher that makes a life-long impact. ThinkDead Poets Society – an enigma in whose class you never fall asleep, where an hour passes in the blink of an eye and whose pearls of wisdom remain ensconced in memory for all times. Such a teacher opens your eyes to unimagined possibilities, pushing you to explore boundaries and tap into an intellectual reserve of curiosity. Professor George Branch from the Department of Biological Science, is one such rare soul.

Publication Date:
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 11:15
Africa’s largest eagle in free fall

The population of Africa's largest eagle species is in freefall in South Africa, and may be soaring towards extinction, according to a new study based on changes in sighting rates over the last twenty years.  The research was conducted by Dr Arjun Amar and PhD student Daniël Cloete from the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology in the Department of Biological Science at UCT.

Publication Date:
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 09:00
Researchers recognised at the National Research Foundation (NRF) Awards

Researchers at the University of Cape Town (UCT) are playing a critical role in creating knowledge in South Africa and building an inclusive scientific community. That was the message for six UCT academics who were celebrated for their contributions and research excellence at the 2017 National Research Foundation (NRF) Awards last night.  Three of the six are from the Faculty of Science, namely Professor Anusuya Chinsamy Turan, Professor Peter Ryan and Professor George Janelidze

Publication Date:
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 10:00