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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.


Sunday, 17 November 2019
Women supporting women at the Grace Hopper Celebration

Two researchers with the School of IT’s ICT4D (Information and Communications Technologies for Development) research group were awarded scholarships to attend the 2019 Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) in Orlando, USA, in October 2019.

Publication Date:
Tue, 29 Oct 2019 - 14:45
Prof Marais discusses quantum computing

Associate Professor Patrick Marais, in the Dept of Computer Science, speaks to John Maytham about quantum computing on Cape Talk.

Publication Date:
Fri, 25 Oct 2019 - 09:00
Postdoctoral Position: Agent-Based Modeling of Social Complexity in Ancient Egypt

An interdisciplinary (social science, computational archaeology, and machine learning) two (2) year postdoctoral research fellowship for agent-based modeling and simulation is currently available at the Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town.

Publication Date:
Fri, 25 Oct 2019 - 08:45
Showcase 2019 in photos

View our image gallery from the School of Information Technology's official launch.

Publication Date:
Thu, 24 Oct 2019 - 14:00