Did you know ?

  1. UWC Computer Science students have twice represented South Africa in the International Undergraduate Super-Computing Competition in Germany.
  2.  UWC scientists have been selected for the USA Techwoman Programme, which aims to empower, connect and support the next generation of female leaders in science.
  3. UWC students have been selected to attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany, to share their ideas on science and medicine with some of the finest scientists in the world.
  4. The partnership between UWC and the University of Missouri (USA) has seen over 600 academic exchanges between students and staff, strengthening international collaboration and research.
  5. UWC’s Social Work Department has recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of its ground-breaking collaboration with Howard University (USA).

Dear partners and students,

The International Relations Office at the University of the Western Cape extends our well wishes to you during these uncertain and unprecedented times. Given the current global COVID-19 pandemic, we wish to extend our solidarity with our university partners – with compassion. The University has taken the necessary decision to postpone all inbound and outbound international travel and engagement until further notice.

However, we remain committed to our international partners, students and researchers, as well as to the broader society, to utilise our connectedness to offer intellectual contributions that seek to bring a measure of insightful scientific rigour and empathy to all those affected by the crisis. It is together, with unity of purpose and with our diversity and compassion, that we can continue to work with solidarity in service of humanity.

Additional information can be found on the UWC main site

Yours sincerely,


Umesh Bawa

Director of International Relations