UCT launches MOOC focusing on practical academic writing skills
UCT launches MOOC focusing on practical academic writing skills

‘Writing Your World' is the latest massive open online course (MOOC) launched by the University of Cape Town (UCT). The MOOC was designed by the Language Development Group, which is part of the Academic Development Programme (ADP), in collaboration with the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT). Both are part of the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED) at UCT. The MOOC aligns with CHED's mission of widening access to higher education.

21 hours ago

Capsicum Culinary Studio celebrates return of Cake Boss, offers R100,000 bursary
Capsicum Culinary Studio celebrates return of Cake Boss, offers R100,000 bursary

Celebrating the return of Cake Boss on TLC Discovery, SA chef school Capsicum Culinary Studio is offering the opportunity to win a bursary to study for a diploma in patisserie worth more than R100,000.

1 day ago

New business school chair brings poetic vision to role
New business school chair brings poetic vision to role

The new chair of the Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership at the UCT Graduate School of Business, Professor Kurt April, believes responsible leaders are vital for flourishing communities, strong companies and booming economies.

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 2 days ago

This is how to stop students dropping out of university
This is how to stop students dropping out of university

The new university academic year will soon be upon us. Over half a million new hopeful students will begin what should be one of the most important experiences of their lives. Sadly, many of these students will drop out before the end of their first year.

By Dennis Duty and Ruth Brooks 3 days ago

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2017-2019 Next Einstein Forum fellows announced

Sixteen scientists solving Africa's and the world's challenges have been announced as part of the Next Einstein Forum's (NEF) second fellows class.

18 Sep 2017

Professor Brian O'Connell receives NRF Lifetime Achievement Award
Professor Brian O'Connell receives NRF Lifetime Achievement Award

Professor Brian O'Connell of the University of the Western Cape was awarded the National Research Foundation's (NRF) Lifetime Achievement Award during the annual NRF Awards ceremony on Thursday, 14 September, at the Central University of Technology, Bloemfontein.

18 Sep 2017

Are graduates prepared for the job market? Rethinking Africa's university model
Are graduates prepared for the job market? Rethinking Africa's university model

Across Africa, students arrive on campuses full of hope that a university degree will improve their lives. The reality is far less certain.

By Seth Trudeau and Keno Omu 18 Sep 2017