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University of the Western Cape

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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The University of the Western Cape is a public university located in the Bellville suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. The University of the Western Cape has a history of creative struggle against oppression, discrimination and disadvantage. Among academic institutions it has been in the vanguard of South Africa's historic change, playing a distinctive 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 life of the nation.

701+
2016
701+
2017
801-1000
2018
  • 36.7
    International Faculty
100
2015
111-120
2016
BRICS Rankings
  • 51.7
    Academic Reputation
  • 54.6
    Citations per Paper
  • 97.4
    International Faculty
  • 49
    International Students
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
704
International
108

Number of students

19,181
Postgraduate 18%
Undergraduate 82%

Number of international students

1,200
Postgraduate 54%
Undergraduate 46%
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