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University of Cape Town
The University of Cape Town (UCT) is the oldest university in South Africa. UCT is located on the slopes of Devil’s Peak in the Cape Peninsula making it one of the most beautiful campuses in the country.
UCT's tradition of academic excellence is respected worldwide as one of the leading higher education institutions on the African continent. More than one-third of South Africa's A-rated researchers and academics are on UCT's staff - all of whom are recognised as world leaders in their field.
UCT defines itself as an international university: a diverse student and staff population come from over 100 nationalities. Over 4,500 of the university's student enrolment of close to 23,000 are international students. Most of UCT's international students come from countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) while almost 1,000 per year are Semester Study Abroad students. The International Office hosts over 100 official visitors and delegations a year as part of promoting its global partnerships and networks.
Some of UCT's trademarks include:
- Global competitiveness in the range of academic programmes offered.
- Interaction with global academic communities.
- Comprehensive undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
- Excellent research track record.
- Highest number of international students at any South African university.
UCT graduates are highly sought by employers all over the world. It is the only university that has consistently enjoyed the highest academic ranking in South Africa and Africa.
UCT lives up to its aspiration to be a premier academic meeting point between South Africa, the rest of Africa and the world. The university is committed, through innovative research and scholarship, to grappling with the key issues of the natural and social worlds, taking advantage of expanding global networks and UTC's distinct vantage point in Africa.