year in review 2018 Paperturn - Page 18



National Development Programme.
The “Leading Scholars” programme
will focus on student leadership
and entrepreneurship. These future
leaders are social justice advocates,
alive to the challenges in our
society; they are active citizens
and community leaders who work
towards the improvement of our
country; they are collaborative young
leaders who will remain critical
thinkers as they shape the world
around them.
UCT remains a significant player in
addressing the critical challenges of
our society. The “Futures Scholarship”
initiative will consider the implications
of global challenges – such as climate
change, technological advancements,
the fourth industrial revolution,
artificial intelligence and global
positions play critical roles. Our
vision is to appoint excellent staff at
UCT, staff who create an enabling
environment for other colleagues and
our students to thrive in.
So, how will we do this? UCT’s future
in this ever-changing world will be
informed by these three pillars, and
through the correct leaders and
leadership structures supporting
them. We have proposed specific
programmes – to be funded by the
Vice-Chancellor’s Strategic Fund – to
help entrench UCT’s leadership in
the future. These programmes fall
into three categories, namely Future
Leaders, Futures Scholarship and
Inclusive Futures. They are geared
towards 2030 – the target year
for the outcomes of South Africa’s
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