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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.


Monday, 6 April 2020
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
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