UCT has claimed two prizes in the African Excellence Awards 2017, which celebrate excellence in public relations and communications. In the Science and Education category, UCT achieved first place for The South African Child Gauge 2016.
In her book 'Innovation', Sarah Wild mentions that ‘While ‘science’ is the pursuit of knowledge, ‘technology’ is the application of that knowledge, the kind that can be used by people to improve their lives and their circumstances.” RC&I is excited to announce an exhibition to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day starting on 24 April 2017 themed “Improving Lives through Innovation”.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has entered into a landmark partnership with BGM Pharma and the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA) to bring a new theranostic called GluCAB to market. The term “theranostics” was coined to define an agent used for diagnosis via imaging followed by therapy, and it’s fast becoming the norm in personalised medicine.
UCT ranked second globally for its innovative MOOCs. The university came in behind the Santa Fe Institute and placed above the likes of Harvard and Yale.
The results were presented in a Class Central analysis, which considered 6 850 courses from over 700 universities.