The disciplines of engineering and the built environment have a key role to play in improving the world we live in. Bringing our research in line with the developmental needs of society and industry guarantees that our work is highly relevant and attractive to funders.

Strategic areas of focus include benchmarking the reputation of our academic staff internationally through the National Research Fund rating system and registering staff with the Emerging Researcher Programme with the aim of developing researchers and increasing research output.


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Read the online UCT Research and Innovation Highlights Report 2020/2021