UCT joined institutions around the world in celebrating Open Access Week, which focuses on promoting open knowledge sharing, from 22 to 28 October. The event theme this year was “Designing equitable foundations for open knowledge”.
Each year the release of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings generates a great deal of interest, excitement – and debate. This year all eyes are on China which, according to the 2018 rankings, “steps up its ascent” as “East closes in on West”. China’s Tsinghua University in 22nd place has overtaken all of its other Asian competitors.
Professor Lis Lange, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Teaching and Learning encourages UCT academics, teams or departments to apply for the Teaching Innovation Grant to fund initiatives aimed at making teaching at UCT more effective.
The huge shake-up following the 2008 global financial crisis and the rapid innovations it has sparked are at the heart of a new massive open online course (MOOC) devised by the University of Cape Town (UCT). The course starts on 13 August.