The University of the Western Cape is located in the suburb of Bellville in Cape Town. It provides curricula that are relevant, valuable and which help to integrate South Africa into the world’s population. In 1960, the first 166 students enrolled, and ten years later, the university was able to award its own degrees and diplomas.
The university’s mission focuses on concerns with access, equity and quality in higher education. These arise from the institution’s engagement and experience in helping the educationally marginalised to participate in the life of the nation, allowing them to better themselves and the future of South Africa.
One of the goals of the university is to create a space which is accessible to everyone, regardless of their race, gender, or background. It also aims to create courses that embrace the Southern African context of the university and its students. Community involvement and betterment is encouraged in both staff and students.
University of the Western Cape Faculties and Schools
- Community and Health
- Economic and Management Sciences
- Natural Sciences
The university has alumni who have gone on to become leaders in their fields and who have made a significant impact on the world.