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IAPO team visit home for the aged for Mandela Day
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 12:00

To do their bit for Mandela Day the IAPO team visited Mez Wallach, a home for the aged in Lakeside, Cape Town.

Considering a semester in the States? Top tips for studying at UC Berkeley from a student who has done it before
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:45

Raeesa Triegaardt spent a challenging and rewarding four months on an academic exchange at UC Berkeley. Here are her top tips.

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The first cohort of IARU-GSP outgoing students
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 11:45

An informative orientation for UCT’s first group of IARU-GSP outgoing students.

Central Connecticut State University Short Course on Basic Education in SA
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 13:00

The Global Short-term Academic Programmes (GSAP) unit recently hosted  a visiting group from the Central Connecticut State University (CCSU),  on a short course about South African history and its impact on the education system.

Nontokozo Langwenya’s visit to Ghana to participate in an ARUA conference
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 09:00

Postgraduate researcher in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Nontokozo Langwenya, earlier this year attended the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) launch conference at the University of Ghana.

I sensed that China offered something different, something new, something beautiful: a year of study in China
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 15:45

Peking University graduate, Sihle Nontshokweni looks back on the year spent studying in China and the words exhilarating, enlightening and dynamic are the first to come to mind.

‘The glass ceiling is not yet shattered’
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 13:30

Academics and activists galore pooled their thoughts at a colloquium titled Women@Work in Africa, which was hosted by UCT’s International Academic Programmes Office on Africa Day, 25 May.

USHEPiA 20-year publication launched on Africa Day
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 11:00

Africa Day on 25 May was a fitting choice for the launch of a publication that commemorates 20 years since the establishment of the Universities Science, Humanities, Law and Engineering Partnerships in Africa (USHEPiA).

“Be a contender,” Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng tells MasterCard Foundation Scholars
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 10:00

“At every university, you get three types of students: spectators, pretenders and contenders,” Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, deputy vice-chancellor for research and internationalisation, told UCT’s MasterCard Foundation Scholars at their welcome reception in April.

Sustainable Water Management in Africa
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 10:30

Apply now! IARU Global Summer Program interdisciplinary course at UCT: Sustainable Water Management in Africa. Taking place from 17 - 28 July 2017 at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

Registration for LSE-UCT July School open
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 09:15

The Centre for Extra-Mural Studies will be hosting the fifth LSE-UCT July School from 17-28 July 2017. This innovative and prestigious two-week ‘summer school’ style programme provides high-calibre students, graduates and professionals from across the globe with an opportunity to study social science issues relevant to Africa today across subject areas as diverse as international relations, economics, management, government, geography, law, media and social policy. 

John Jay College students go behind bars to better understand South Africa
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 14:30

“The Cape Town programme has exceeded my expectations. It has been extremely educational and profoundly moving,” says Tialena Elliot from John Jay College