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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, 20 February 2020
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
Postdoctoral Position: Agent-Based Modeling of Social Complexity in Ancient Egypt

An interdisciplinary (social science, computational archaeology, and machine learning) two (2) year postdoctoral research fellowship for agent-based modeling and simulation is currently available at the Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town.

Publication Date:
Fri, 25 Oct 2019 - 08:45
Showcase 2019 in photos

View our image gallery from the School of Information Technology's official launch.

Publication Date:
Thu, 24 Oct 2019 - 14:00
New IT school already at home in 4IR

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is not coming, it is already here, and the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) new School of Information Technology (IT) is already well positioned to prepare students, says its director Professor Ulrike Rivett.

Publication Date:
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 - 08:30