Our mission is to be a leading African centre for research and study of information systems, producing world class graduates and research while playing a positive role in the upliftment and empowerment of our community.
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.
Every year, the Dept of Information Systems runs a competition as part of the final-year INF3012S course, and this year the winning team donated the prize money of R10 000 to the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children.
The Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR) is to host the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) in Cape Town in 2023 - the first time this prestigious conference will be held in Africa.
High school learners were given a chance to tackle coding and robotics during the July school holiday in a one-week intensive programme run jointly by CodeSpace and UCT’s School of Information Technology (SIT).