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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.


Thursday, 24 September 2020
HPI scholarships: call for applications

Don't miss the deadline for this year's HPI scholarships. Applications close on 15 August.

Publication Date:
Fri, 24 Jul 2020 - 13:15
Postgraduate studies in Information Systems

Applications are being accepted until 31 October 2020 for the 2021 programmes.

Publication Date:
Thu, 09 Jul 2020 - 14:45
Gig workers among the most vulnerable in SA’s COVID-19 crisis

A recently released report shows that those working in South Africa’s gig economy are falling through the cracks of government and private sector responses to COVID-19. Researchers on the Fairwork project have highlighted how these workers are unable to access the same government assistance as other workers.

Publication Date:
Fri, 15 May 2020 - 11:00
A whale of a time at UCT

Despite missing his graduation due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Alistair Haddow celebrated the completion of his degree in Information  Systems with his new innovation, a business product called Data Whale.

Publication Date:
Wed, 22 Apr 2020 - 15:30