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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, 5 April 2020
Reasoning about the behavior of AI systems

The South African Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR) kindly invites you to a public lecture by Adnan Darwiche from the University of California on Reasoning about the behavior of AI systems. The lecture will take place on Monday, 9 December 2019 at 18:00 in Snape TS3B, Snape Building, University of Cape Town, Upper Campus.

Publication Date:
Thu, 28 Nov 2019 - 09:00
IS students tackle the logistics of disaster management

This year’s winning team of the ViaData Shield developed a system to tackle some of the challenges faced by a local disaster management organisation.

Publication Date:
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 - 15:45
Smart phone research recognised at ICICIS

Masters IS student B-Abee Toperesu's research was recognised with the best paper award at ICICIS 2019.

Publication Date:
Mon, 11 Nov 2019 - 16:00
Two PhD students honoured at MTSR 2019

A paper co-authored by two computer science doctoral students, Zola Mahlaza and Mary-Jane Antia, won the best student paper award at the recent MTSR 2019 held in Rome, Italy.

Publication Date:
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 - 11:45