UCT Post-graduate studies - Page 27



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POSTGRADUATES
FROM COUNTRIES
IN AFRICA IN 2017
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UCT is home to
2 600 international
postgraduates from more
than 100 countries. Many
of these postgraduates
are drawn from across the
continent, making UCT a
thriving hub of Africancentred knowledge.
AFROBAROMETER
Afrobarometer is an African-led,
non-partisan research network that
conducts regular public attitude
surveys on democracy, governance
and well being in Africa. Six rounds
of surveys with more than 220 000
African citizens in 37 African countries
have been conducted. The data from
the surveys is used to contribute to the
Index of African Governance compiled
by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.
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HUMAN HEREDITY HEALTH IN
AFRICA (H3AFRICA)
Despite both the high disease burden
and genetic diversity on the continent,
genomic research is limited in Africa.
H3Africa seeks to increase the number
of African scientists in genomics
and population-based research,
establish collaborative networks of
African investigators and grow the
infrastructure to facilitate genomics
research across the continent.
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SQUARE KILOMETRE ARRAY (SKA)
The SKA project is an international
effort to build the world’s largest radio
telescope. The telescope will be colocated in Africa and Australia. UCT
is playing a leading role in a flagship
program that will create data science
capacity for leadership in the MeerKAT
SKA precursor survey projects, other
global precursor and pathfinder
programs and SKA key science.





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