The University of the Western Cape (UWC) was founded in 1960 and occupies a unique space in the South African higher education landscape. It is a dynamic institution committed to excellence in learning, teaching, research and innovation in a globally competitive environment whilst remaining true to the values and ethos that have shaped its identity as a university rooted in serving the public good.
UWC is home to more than 23 000 students who engage in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in seven faculties, namely:
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Community Health Sciences
Faculty of Dentistry
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Natural Sciences
There are 2400 academic, professional and support staff employed at the university.