University of Cape Town

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University in Cape Town, South Africa

About University of Cape Town

According to 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.

What Is University of Cape Town Known For?

University of Cape Town is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

University of Cape Town's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

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, Social Work, and Medical. Here are some of University of Cape Town's most famous alumni:

Aaron Klug
Aaron Klug
A British chemist and biophysicist.
Christiaan Barnard
Christiaan Barnard
A South-African cardiac surgeon.
Emanuel Derman
A South African economist.
Israel Kirzner
Israel Kirzner
An American economist.
J. M. Coetzee
J. M. Coetzee
A South African writer.
Trevor Hastie
Trevor Hastie
A Statistician.
Tony Honoré
A British lawyer and jurist .
John Comaroff
A South African anthropologist.
Mark Shuttleworth
Mark Shuttleworth
A South African entrepreneur. Mark Shuttleworth is second self-funded visitor to the International Space Station.
Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
An American film critic, author, journalist, and TV presenter .
Max Theiler
Max Theiler
A South African-American virologist and doctor.
Henry Markram
Henry Markram
A Swiss neurologist.

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