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Advancing Excellence

UCT is the continent’s intellectual power-house. Its cross-disciplinary and trans-faculty approach allows it to pool resources and forge links that lead to better research, with greater impact. The university has a deep commitment to African knowledge production and the development of African solutions to global challenges. Researchers at UCT are making critical advances in everything from the fight against infectious diseases to advancing democracy in Africa. 

The Distinguishing UCT campaign, will strengthen the services dedicated to supporting and advancing scholarship, and providing catalytic funding for strategic research 
and teaching programmes. As the premier academic meeting point between South Africa, the rest of Africa, and the world, UCT is producing the next generation of academics and professionals.