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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, 29 November 2020
Helping parents and their babies through the first 1 000 days

The first 1 000 days of being a parent and of your baby’s life can be overwhelming. There’s a lot to adjust to, particularly transitioning from pregnancy to birth and then to childcare. 

Publication Date:
Fri, 28 Aug 2020 - 13:00
When data becomes a lifeline

UCT’s Dr Maria Rosa Lorini introduces the #Data4Women campaign that connects and empowers women facing gender-based violence.

Publication Date:
Wed, 26 Aug 2020 - 15:15
Applications for financial assistance now open

OPEN: Applications for financial assistance for South African and permanent resident (honours, masters & doctoral) students 

Publication Date:
Thu, 20 Aug 2020 - 14:30
Mask education project burgeons into creative remote teaching collaboration

What started out as a fieldwork project for 10 postgraduate computer science and information systems students at the University of Cape Town (UCT) burgeoned into a multifaceted, interdisciplinary, creative learning experience using remote teaching and design thinking.

Publication Date:
Wed, 19 Aug 2020 - 12:45