The University has seven campuses as well as a number of other sites of operation, such as the Pretoria Academic Hospital. Central administration is located at the Hatfield Campus.
The University of Pretoria offers more than 1 800 academic programmes in two of the official languages, namely Afrikaans and English. (Some programmes and modules are offered only in English.)
In 1996, the University of Pretoria became the university with the highest research output in South Africa and we have maintained this status.
The University of Pretoria celebrated its Centenary in 2008.
The academic programmes of the University are offered in nine faculties, as well as a business school. The faculties comprise a total of 140 departments and 85 centres, institutes and bureaus. UP is at the forefront of tertiary education in the country and collaborates with world-class partners to ensure continued excellence in learning and teaching.
Welcome to the University of Cape Town. This website is designed to give you an overview of life and work at UCT.
Founded in 1829, UCT has a proud tradition of academic excellence and effecting social change and development through its pioneering scholarship, faculty and students.
It is also renowned for its striking beauty, with its campus located at the foot of Table Mountain's Devil's Peak, with panoramic views of much of Cape Town.
Dr Max PriceUCT is very similar to the city of Cape Town: it has a vibrant, cosmopolitan community. It is a cultural melting pot where each person contributes their unique blend of knowledge and thinking. Our staff and students come from over 100 countries in Africa and the rest of the world. The university has also built links, partnerships and exchange agreements with leading African and international institutions that further enrich the academic, social and cultural diversity of our campus.
This heritage characterises the experience of studying at UCT, where our students are introduced to a life of leadership and service through social engagement. They also have the opportunity to hone their leadership skills by participating in the over 100 clubs and societies on campus, as well as in student governance.
As a university we are committed to producing graduates who are not only well-educated, but also mindful of the responsibilities of democratic citizenship. This is important as higher education in general has a duty to develop an educated and thoughtful citizenry, which is a critical element of a successful democracy. This is the basis upon which UCT makes its most profound contribution to the development and transformation of our society.
UCT's reputation for excellence is underpinned by its distinctive research, led by its distinguished faculty, many of whom are world-leaders in their field. Our researchers also teach and so ensure that our undergraduate and postgraduate students benefit directly from the latest scholarly work and discoveries.
Universities have the unique opportunity to influence the future of our society by educating and shaping the future leaders of the country - both in business and government. Our reputation as a leading research and teaching university is also embodied by the quality of our alumni, many of whom continue to make outstanding contributions to society.
Please browse freely through these web pages for information on all aspects of the university. You may also look at our photo albums that capture the highlights of life at UCT.
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Potchefstroom Academy is situated in Potchefstroom, a vibrant student town. The safe, student friendly environment ensures that our students remain engaged in learning while providing them with the opportunity of getting involved in sport and social events. Students get to meet interesting people and share experiences to last a lifetime.
Very few private institutions can boast that they have been educating students since 1981. This sets Potchefstroom Academy apart from those who offer the same or similar courses. Potchefstroom Academy’s management, experienced lecturing teams and support staff, possesses an intimate understanding of providing our students with a unique classroom experience, which is stimulating, interactive, and industry relevant.
Our students can rest assure that at Potchefstroom Academy they will be prepared for the future and have the necessary skills to succeed as an employer or employee. Furthermore, Potchefstroom Academy has a keen interest in grooming our country’s future entrepreneurs. We educate our students by providing them with the relevant insights and advice on how to market their skills and services through entrepreneurial pursuits.
Our campus is conveniently situated and within walking distance from all of the Academy’s residence facilities, nearby shopping malls, sport and recreation facilities and restaurants. Safe parking is available at the residences and next to the campus.
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A ‘home’ for creative’s at the CUT!
The Department of Design and Studio Art at the Central University of Technology, Free State offers students a unique learning experience with the accredited Diploma in Design and Studio Art. This diploma exposes students to Metal Fabrication, Communication Design, Textile and Styling, Visual Art and Digital Imaging in their first year of study. This technologically advanced diploma then offers students the ability to choose one of these subjects as a major in their second year of study while still being exposed to all the others.
Students are taught in small groups by studio experts and even have individual lecturers as their mentors in their third year of study to assist with projects and day to day planning. The studios and buildings are a place where creative’s can feel at home and students are even allowed to decorate and design their own studio environment (with their choice of paint, coffee, cushions etc.) in their third year of study.
To see the work of students and lecturers and what we are up to, we have a Facebook-page for students and prospective students: Department of Design and Studio Art, CUT.
The Department of Design and Studio art is where creative’s are born!
St John Vianney Seminary NPC, is both a training facility and a house of formation. As a training facility, it is registered with the Department of Education through the Council for Higher Education as a private provider of higher education, under the Higher Education Act, 1997 with the Registration Certificate Number 2000/HE08/007. Four qualifications are duly registered with the same authorities, namely the Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy), Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Ministry and Bachelor of Theology (Honours). Fourteen full-time and resident staff members, also known as formators, who are all priests in the Catholic Church, form the core of the teams of lecturers in three departments, namely the Philosophy, Theology and Pastoral Theology Departments. Other lecturers are associates or visiting lecturers who are employed full-time elsewhere, either with neighbouring academic institutions or within the Catholic Church in the region of Pretoria and Johannesburg. Lecturers with suitable qualifications are employed on this basis, regardless of their religious affiliation. The majority of students for the priesthood enter St. John Vianney Seminary mainly as first year Philosophy students after successful completion of the Orientation Year at St. Kizito Seminary. The latter institution admits students who have a minimum of 25 points on completion of their matriculation exams. Students first complete a minimum of two years Philosophy, a basic Church requirement. Others who qualify go on to do a third year of Philosophy. The theological and pastoral training lasts for a period of four and a half years. Upon successful completion of training in the Seminary and on approval of personal assessment according to provisions of church law, students present themselves to their church authorities, the bishops, for ordination and admittance to ministry.
As a house of formation, St John Vianney Seminary NPC, provides for the human growth and development of students in the spiritual, pastoral and communal spheres. Through a well-structured community life in small groups and the larger group of students, each person is given the opportunity to interact with others in constructive ways. In this manner, students learn not only leadership, but also other social skills that would assist them in ministry. Accordingly, resident students live in sections of the house that enables them to identify with a particular group, called a formation group, headed by one of the resident formators, who ordinarily live in the same group area. This group expresses itself through bi-weekly sessions of prayer and worship and other occasional meetings, both formal and informal. Students in a formation group organize themselves that provide service for both the group itself and for the larger student community. The formation group also forms the basic nucleus of teams for inter-block games and sports. Besides formation groups, students ordinarily belong to other groups in the larger student community, namely devotion and prayer groups, sports teams, e.g. football, volleyball, cricket and squash.
For spiritual growth and development, students have an extensive program of training and assistance, including the attendance of two annual retreats, monthly days of recollection, occasional spiritual talks, and monthly one-on-one sessions of spiritual direction. For students who need further psychological assistance, the Seminary provides these services by referral to professionals.
Students’ pastoral training consists in a four and a half year program in which they obtain and practice pastoral skills. Besides class work, students are placed locally according to ability and interest, in certain projects in order to practice pastoral skills. The limited local pastoral placement program, which includes student ministry at Tshwane University of Technology and Pretoria University, ministry at the Hospice and certain Catholic parishes for ministry to the sick and aged, catechism assistance, ministry to children without shelter, and prison ministry. Students who have completed their second year of Theology do a six-month Pastoral Internship period outside of the Seminary in the diocese for which they are students. This program is closely monitored and assessed. Thereafter they return to the Seminary for their final two years of study and formation.
At the end of each academic year, the Formation Staff meet to discuss and assess each student, submitting reports to the President. The President writes personal assessment reports to the bishop of each student.
Currently, there are 120 Residential Students with 22 Day Students, which includes both private students and those from the surrounding religious formation houses