UWC – AN OASIS OF LEARNING
A place of quality, a place to grow, from hope to action, through knowledge
The university’s 106ha main campus lies like an oasis in the centre of the Cape Metropolitan area. With a striking view of Table Mountain on one side and the dramatic Stellenbosch mountains on the other, it is just 27 kilometres from central Cape Town and the V & A Waterfront, and a mere seven kilometres from the airport.
The 30ha Cape Flats Nature Reserve (a Provincial Heritage site) – one of the last representative patches of Cape Flats fynbos, forms part of the modern, leafy campus. There are two other campuses: one for Dentistry at the nearby Tygerberg Hospital complex, and an Oral Health Centre in the large residential area of Mitchell’s Plain.
UWC sees itself as an engaged university, facing the future in a way that transcends the past, and embracing the complex realities of transformation and global technological advances.
It is committed to excellence in teaching, learning and research, to nurturing the cultural diversity of South Africa, and to responding in critical and creative ways to the needs of a society in transition.
Drawing on its proud participation in the liberation struggle, the university is mindful of its academic role in helping to build an equitable and dynamic society.