The University of Cape Town (UCT) is South Africa’s oldest university and one of the continent’s leading teaching and research institutions. UCT has six faculties, over 60 departments and offers a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate study. The main teaching campus, known as the Upper Campus, is located on the slopes of Devil’s Peak and contains, in a relatively compact site, the faculties of Science, Engineering, Commerce, and Humanities (except for the arts departments).
Upper Campus is centered on UCT’s iconic Jameson Hall, the location for graduation and other ceremonial events, as well as many examinations. Upper Campus is also home to the Chancellor Oppenheimer library, which holds the majority of the University’s 1.3 million volume collection.