University of Cape Town

Public University

Cape Town, South Africa

Ranking

  • # 114
  • # 198
  • # 156
  • Among top 400 universities

Overview

The University of Cape Town is a public research institute situated in South Africa's Western Cape. Incepted in 1829 as the South African College, the university is one of the oldest higher education institutes in South Africa. The University of Cape Town obtained the repute of full-university in c Read more

Highlights Of University of Cape Town

Founding Year

1829

Endowment Value

ZAR 11.8 billion

Best For

Management

  • The University of Cape Town is a leading member of the Association of African Universities, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), the Cape Higher Education Consortium, the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), Higher Education South Africa, the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) and the International Association of Universities.
  • The University of Cape Town offers student membership in 36 distinctive sports clubs. The sports club encompasses sports activity as individual, team and extreme sports along with martial arts. The rugby Union team of the University of Cape Town in general is known as the "Ikey Tigers" or the "Ikeys".
  • The research funding of the UCT is R1.5 billion approx.
  • The University of Cape Town has been positioned among the top 100 Universities worldwide in the 2020 Quacquarelli-Symonds Graduate Employability Rankings.
  • UCT ranks 1st in Africa and 9th in Emerging Economies for 2018-19 World University Rankings.

Famous Alumni

Christiaan Barnard

South African surgeon

Max Theiler

Virologist

John Maxwell Coetzee

Novelist

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University of Cape Town

Public University

Cape Town, South Africa

The University of Cape Town is a public research institute situated in South Africa's Western Cape. Incepted in 1829 as the South African College, the university is one of the oldest higher education institutes in South Africa. The University of Cape Town obtained the repute of full-university in c Read more

Ranking
#114
#198
#156

Among top 400 universities

Highlights of University of Cape Town

Founding Year

1829

Endowment Value

ZAR 11.8 billion

Best For

Management
  • The University of Cape Town is a leading member of the Association of African Universities, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), the Cape Higher Education Consortium, the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), Higher Education South Africa, the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) and the International Association of Universities.
  • The University of Cape Town offers student membership in 36 distinctive sports clubs. The sports club encompasses sports activity as individual, team and extreme sports along with martial arts. The rugby Union team of the University of Cape Town in general is known as the "Ikey Tigers" or the "Ikeys".
  • The research funding of the UCT is R1.5 billion approx.
  • The University of Cape Town has been positioned among the top 100 Universities worldwide in the 2020 Quacquarelli-Symonds Graduate Employability Rankings.
  • UCT ranks 1st in Africa and 9th in Emerging Economies for 2018-19 World University Rankings.
  • Famous Alumni
    Christiaan Barnard

    South African surgeon

    Max Theiler

    Virologist

    John Maxwell Coetzee

    Novelist

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