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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
AI conference to come to Cape Town

The Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR)  is to host the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) in Cape Town in 2023 - the first time this prestigious conference will be held in Africa.

Publication Date:
Wed, 28 Aug 2019 - 16:15
Learning for the future

High school learners were given a chance to tackle coding and robotics during the July school holiday in a one-week intensive programme run jointly by CodeSpace and UCT’s School of Information Technology (SIT).

Publication Date:
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 - 16:00
Enigmatic Bees of Anarchy win the Entelect Challenge University Cup

Teams from the University of Cape Town (UCT) grabbed both first and second places in the recent Entelect Challenge University Cup.

Publication Date:
Thu, 08 Aug 2019 - 08:30
Upskilling learners for future success

Literacy of coding will soon be a requisite skill for employees, just as reading, writing and counting were in the past.

Publication Date:
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 - 14:45