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In 2018, UCT launched the new School of Information Technology in response to the growing needs of the South African and global tech industry, and the increasing demand for university qualifications in the sector.

The 4th revolution is on the horizon and developments such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analysis and Cloud Computing are resulting in technologies becoming part of our daily lives. The Internet is around us all the time with the watches we wear, the phones we use and the way we communicate.

The School of Information Technology at UCT leverages the excellent research and teaching of the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Information Systems to create a new pool of talent, transforming the IT sector and responding to the national agenda for ICT.


Tuesday, 25 June 2019
School of IT presents several research papers at IFIP WG 9.4

The School of Information Technology had a strong presence at the recent IFIP WG 9.4 conference held in Dar es Salaam. 

Publication Date:
Wed, 22 May 2019 - 16:45
Prof Laura Czerniewicz
Innovation for the public good in a deeply unequal society

Like universities all over the world, South African universities are grappling with the implications of living in the era of the fourth industrial revolution, where there is a blurring of boundaries between the physical, digital and biological domains, writes Laura Czerniewicz.

Publication Date:
Mon, 20 May 2019 - 16:00
Combining IT and finance in a new degree programme

The School of Information Technology has introduced a new undergraduate programme combining Information Systems and Finance.

Publication Date:
Fri, 17 May 2019 - 11:00
Coding and robotics for high school learners

The School of IT, in collaboration with CodeSpaceZA, is offering high school learners a chance to tackle coding and robotics as an extra-mural on UCT's campus.

Publication Date:
Tue, 07 May 2019 - 17:15