The University of the Western Cape is a research-led, African learning and teaching university with a legacy of Social Justice, Community Engagement and Graduate Employability. UWC is a public institution located in the town of Bellville near Cape Town, South Africa. UWC has six faculties: Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Community and Health, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Natural Science.
University of the Western Cape (UWC)
#7ranked 7th in the Times Higher Education World University ranking for research influence in Africa
2xhas the UWC campus been declared Africa’s Greenest Campus
52%of South Africa's dentists are produced at UWC's Faculty of Dentistry
As the University of the Western Cape positions itself as a research-led university, it is constantly demonstrating the purpose and benefit of its research. By pursuing research in all disciplines – from synthetic fuel processes to understanding how the universe was formed – they are focused in their efforts to produce research with impact. The University has made significant gains in the production and transfer of cutting-edge knowledge in key fields regionally and internationally.
Engagement with IU
UWC has a primary agreement and a sub-agreement with IU, which establishes a faculty exchange between IUB and UWC faculty. The faculty exchange is administered by the African Studies Program in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at IUB.