year in review 2018 Paperturn - Page 12

with the world’s first bio-brick
grown from human urine, signalling
a paradigm shift in waste recovery
and sustainability. News of their
achievement spread quickly around
the world, winning UCT significant
international acclaim for the work
we do.
To honour former president
Nelson Mandela’s legacy of national
and international leadership, I was
delighted to launch the Nelson
Mandela School of Public Governance
in July, in honour of the 100th
birthday of our first democratically
elected president. By promoting
Mandela’s values of ethical and
selfless leadership, the school
epitomises my vision of strengthening
our excellence as a university,
driving transformation, ensuring
a sustainable future for UCT, and
further establishing our institution as
a beacon of leadership in Africa and
further afield.
Another way UCT is providing
leadership is with the launch in
June of the Neuroscience Centre
at Groote Schuur Hospital. The
interdisciplinary space will house
both the new UCT Neuroscience
Institute and the Groote Schuur
Hospital Clinical Neuroscience Centre,
giving researchers and clinicians an
opportunity to work together to treat
brain and nervous system disorders
that burden South Africa.
Work also started on the
construction of a R130-million stateof-the-art academic conference
centre on the Graduate School of
Business (GSB) campus at the V&A
Waterfront. With satellite offices on
the Cape Flats and in Johannesburg,
the GSB is among the region’s leading
business schools. Through the GSB,
we are committed to doing actionable
work that is relevant to the African
continent, and producing engaged
students who are ready to contribute
to sustainable transformation. Such
work develops UCT as an institution


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