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University of Cape Town

University in Cape Town, South Africa

From Wikipedia

The University of Cape Town is a public research university located in Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. UCT was founded in 1829 as the South African College making it the oldest higher education institute in South Africa. In terms of full university status, it is the oldest university in South Africa and the oldest extant university in Sub-Saharan Africa together with Stellenbosch University which received full university status on the same day in 1918.

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What is University of Cape Town known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#158 World Rank
Biology
#104 World Rank
Medical
#178 World Rank
Literature
#128 World Rank
Business
#123 World Rank
Education
#119 World Rank
Political Science
#157 World Rank
Law
#189 World Rank
Physics
#253 World Rank
Mathematics
#147 World Rank
Economics
#264 World Rank
Philosophy
#375 World Rank
Engineering
#203 World Rank
History
#243 World Rank
Computer Science
#69 World Rank
Anthropology
#206 World Rank
Psychology
#248 World Rank
Communications
#221 World Rank
Religious Studies
#464 World Rank
Chemistry
#134 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#225 World Rank
Sociology
#160 World Rank
Social Work
#449 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#514 World Rank
Nursing

Influential People

Who are University of Cape Town's Most influential alumni?

University of Cape Town 's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Anthropology, Medical, and Political Science

Peter Garlake

Zimbabwean academic

Willem van Biljon

Willem van Biljon

South African businessman

Johann Lutjeharms

South African marine scientist

Guinevere Kauffmann

American astrophysicist

Cheryl de la Rey

Cheryl de la Rey

South African academic

Hans Erik Staby

Namibian

Sven Thieme

Namibian businessman

Saul Dubow

Historian

Harold Cressy

Harold Cressy

Teacher, activist

Lyndall Gordon

South African writer and academic

Hlumelo Biko

Business owner

Ernest Fleischmann

Music impresario