|University Motto||Spes Bona / Good Hope|
|Year of establishment||1829|
|Address||Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700, South Africa|
|City||Cape Town, Western Cape|
|Phone||+27 21 650 9111|
University of Cape Town
The University of Cape Town (UCT) 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 jointly the oldest university in South Africa and the oldest extant university in Sub-Saharan Africa alongside Stellenbosch University which received full university status on the same day in 1918.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) is South Africa's oldest university, and is one of Africa's leading teaching and research institutions.
The birth of an institutionUCT was founded in 1829 as the South African College, a high school for boys.The College had a small tertiary-education facility that grew substantially after 1880, when the discovery of gold and diamonds in the north – and the resulting demand for skills in mining – gave it the financial boost it needed to grow.
The University of Cape Town is a Public university located in Cape Town.
The University of Cape Town was founded in 1829.
The current president of University of Cape Town is Graça Machel.
According to verified online sources, the University of Cape Town enrolls a total of 27728 students.
According to the main website, the University of Cape Town has a total student population of 17217 undergraduate students and 10511 graduate students.