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UWC scholar gives lecture at prestigious Kavli Symposium

October 17, 2016

UWC scholar gives lecture at prestigious Kavli Symposium Professor Mario Santos, director of the UWC/DST Centre for Radio Cosmology in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, presented a lecture at the recent Kavli Prize Symposium in Astrophysics in Oslo, Norway. …

UWC Shines Brightest Of All In Physical Science

October 17, 2016

UWC shines in global assessment of Physical Science: From humble origins to one of Africa’s best universities African universities are rising players in global higher education rankings, despite their difficulties – and the University of the Western Cape (UWC) is …

A beacon in the bush becomes an astronomy powerhouse

October 17, 2016

South Africa’s University of the Western Cape has exceeded expectations. 13 October 2016 Linda Nordling Afripics / Alamy Stock Photo The architects of South Africa’s apartheid regime never meant for the University of the Western Cape (UWC) on the outskirts …


UWC Featured in Recent SKA-Newsletter

March 9, 2015

A map like nothing on earth Scientists from around the world have joined forces to lay the foundations for an experiment of truly astronomical proportions: putting together the biggest map of the universe ever made. Scientists from South Africa are …

Mario Santos

Prof. Mario Santos represents SKA cosmologists on TV

February 18, 2015

Top scientists the world over are lining up to be part of South Africa’s Square Kilometre Array radio telescope project and the cutting edge in global astronomy. Hidden deep in the Karoo, Carte Blanche gets exclusive access to the site …