About University of the Western Cape (UWC)
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) was founded in 1960 and occupies a unique space in the South African higher education landscape. It is a dynamic institution committed to excellence in learning, teaching, research and innovation in a globally competitive environment whilst remaining true to the values and ethos that have shaped its identity as a university rooted in serving the public good.
UWC is home to more than 23 000 students who engage in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in seven faculties, namely:
- Faculty of Arts and Humanities
- Faculty of Community Health Sciences
- Faculty of Dentistry
- Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Natural Sciences
There are 2400 academic, professional and support staff employed at the university.
The University of the Western Cape is well-known for its struggle against apartheid and its continued fight against oppression, discrimination and disadvantage in modern day South Africa. Among academic institutions it has been at the forefront of South Africa’s historic transformation, playing a leading and unique academic role in helping to build an equitable and dynamic nation. UWC’s key concerns with access, equity and quality in higher education arise from extensive practical engagement in helping the historically marginalised participate fully in the South African society.
The University of the Western Cape is a national university, alert to its African and international context as it strives to be a place of quality, and a place to grow, from hope to action through knowledge. It is committed to excellence in teaching, learning and research, to nurturing the cultural diversity of South Africa, and to responding in critical and creative ways to the needs of a society in transition. Drawing on its proud experience in the liberation struggle, the University is aware of having a distinctive academic role in helping build an equitable and dynamic society.
Attuned to South Africa’s need to make the best use of its talent pool and to be globally competitive, UWC will be a vibrant intellectual space where people engage with matters of real significance at the highest levels of competence, and it will be widely recognised for this role.
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