University of Cape Town

WORLD RANK

2012-13
113

Cape Town, South Africa

Region: Africa

  • Overall score
    55.8
  • Teaching
    34.7
  • International outlook
    75.1
  • Industry income
    87.3
  • Research
    45.5
  • Citations
    79.7

Optimism is the official creed of this university, which has the motto "Spes Bona" ("Good Hope"). Cape Town was a centre of opposition to government policy in the apartheid years. Many of its 22,500 students, administered by 4,500 staff, are members of more than 80 societies, predominantly in five categories: political, academic, religious, national and special interest.