2010 HIGHLIGHTS

Innovation at UCT is celebrated with the publication of Innovation at UCT 2010, showcasing achievements in a wide diversity of fields across faculties.

The NRF President, Dr Albert van Jaarsveld, presented the Champion of Research Capacity Development at South African Higher Education Institutions Award to Professor Alison Lewis.

Professor Jill Farrant (right) receives the DST Distinguished Woman Scientist award from the Minister of Science and Technology, Ms Naledi Pandor.


There are now 338 NRF rated researchers at UCT, representing approximately 15% of the national total.

Professor Kelly Chibale (left) and Dr Azeem Khan (right), two of three UCT scholars to walk away with top honors at the annual NSTF awards.

Professor Claude Carignan joins UCT as its 28th South African Research Chair in Extragalactic Multi-wavelength Astronomy, jointly funded by the DST and the SKA, and administered by the NRF.

The African Climate and Development Initiative, under the leadership of Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor John Parkington, gains momentum in 2010.

UCT is awarded $2.5 million from the Carnegie Corporation to grow the next generation of researchers, with a particular focus on women and black researchers.

Professor Dan Stein is the 2010 recipient of the UCT Alan Pifer Award for his contribution to welfare-related research.

The 2010 UCT Book Award is made to Professor Kit Vaughan for his book on Nobel Laureate Allan MacLeod Cormack.

Associate Professor Fritha Langerman is the first recipient of the UCT Creative Works award, for her exhibition Subtle Thresholds.

Professor Chuma Himonga steps into the South African Research Chair in Customary Law funded by the DST and administered by the NRF.

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