University of Cape Town in top 100 for graduate employability

Culled from http://www.news.uct.ac.za).| STORY STAFF WRITER. PHOTO LERATO MADUNA.  Graduates of the University of Cape Town (UCT) remain among the world’s most employable, according to the 2022 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Graduate Employability Rankings. UCT placed 95th in this year’s rankings, which covered 550 institutions. The QS Graduate Employability Rankings provide insight into the employability outcomes and prospects of an institution’s graduates at a global level. This is the second consecutive time that UCT has placed within the top 100. “I am delighted to see that UCT has again ranked among the best institutions in the world…

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Bristol University ‘illustrious professor’ honour for VC Phakeng

Story from http://www.news.uct.ac.za). University of Cape Town (UCT) Vice‑Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng will have the honour of becoming the University of Bristol’s (Bristol) first Bristol Illustrious Visiting Professor (BIVP) on 20 October 2021. Over the year‑long inaugural appointment, Professor Phakeng will engage with Bristol’s academic community and participate in a public lecture series. The professorship will comprise a mix of virtual and in‑person activities, and Phakeng will pay Bristol an extended visit to engage with their researchers, senior management team, and wider community. Bristol is among the United Kingdom’s top 10 universities and among their…

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UCT scientists call for improvement in African vaccine manufacturing

23 August 2021’/ Culled from UCT Media Communication/UCT Website UCT scientists call for improvement in African vaccine manufacturing University of Cape Town (UCT) scientists have called for governments and private sector funders to join forces to urgently create the infrastructure to enable the transformation of local expertise into concrete vaccine manufacturing capability for Africa. Their ‘call to arms’, contained in a recently published paper in Nature Reviews entitled Prospects for SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines in Africa, sounded the alarm early on in the COVID-19 pandemic. While the onset of…

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Innovation at University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town’s tradition of research excellence has led to great inventions and discoveries. UCT academics and graduates have been innovators in almost every discipline. These include: Professor Christiaan Barnard, who pioneered heart transplants Allan Cormack, who developed the CAT scanner Sir Aaron Klug, who contributed to the development of crystallographic electron microscopy and furthered knowledge of nucleic acid–protein complexes. UCT spin-off companies A number of products based on UCT intellectual property have been successfully commercialised and in certain instances spin-off companies created.Find out more about UCT’s spin-off…

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UCT team nets inaugural agri-entrepreneurship prize

STORY BY HELEN SWINGLER. PHOTOS LERATO MADUNA/FROM UCT NEWS WEBSITE.  University of Cape Town (UCT) PhD candidate Julian Kanjere and his team have won the inaugural Inqola FEED Innovation Prize for their FoodPrint platform. This is an agritech start‑up that’s building a digital and blockchain‑enabled food traceability platform for producers, consumers and others involved in food supply chains. The prize was created by Food, Equity, Equality and Democracy (FEED) in partnership with Simanye Trust, Southern African Food Lab, iZindaba Zokudla, Seriti Institute, the University of Johannesburg’s Process, Energy and Environmental Technology Station, and Food for…

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University of Cape Town best in Africa in world rankings

25 OCTOBER 2019 | STORY SUPPLIED. PHOTO JE’NINE MAY.   The University of Cape Town (UCT) has been ranked 121st globally – and top in South Africa and on the continent – in the sixth edition of the US News Best Global Universities rankings. The Best Global Universities rankings differ from most other widely recognised world university rankings because they focus solely on research. The methodology measures a university’s global and regional research reputation and academic research performance, using indicators such as publications, citations (the number of times a publication…

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UCT Ladies take Coca-Cola Cup football victory

http://www.news.uct.ac.za/ <!– University of Cape Town News embed article –> https://www.news.uct.ac.za/article/embed/js/-2019-10-22-uct-ladies-take-coca-cola-cup-football-victory 22 OCTOBER 2019 | STORY AMY MASELLA. PHOTOS GRANT SCOTT. Read time 3 min. UCT’s winning women’s football team celebrate their victory over Spurs WFC in the SAFA Cape Town and Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages Coca-Cola Cup tournament. ________________________________________ The University of Cape Town (UCT) Ladies football team saw off Cape Town Spurs WFC in one of the biggest women’s finals in the region, with a 2-0 victory that captain Nina Woermann described as an achievement “many of us had…

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