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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.


Friday, 10 July 2020
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
UCT's new school of Information Technology is ready for 4IR

Prof Ulrike Rivett, Director of the School of IT, spoke to Kieno Kammies on Cape Talk.

Publication Date:
Mon, 04 Nov 2019 - 15:15
SA Forum for Artificial Intelligence Research: first call for registrations

The South African Forum for Artificial Intelligence Research will be held from 3–6 December 2019 at the Graduate School of Business (GSB) Conference Centre in Cape Town.

Publication Date:
Wed, 30 Oct 2019 - 10:15