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Studying Information Systems at UCT

The Department of Information Systems’ mission is to be a leading African centre for research and study of information systems, producing world class graduates and research while playing a positive role in the upliftmen and empowerment of our community. This is only possible through the excellent endeavour of our academic staff, all with strong IS/IT background, in theoretical and research areas, as well as contemporary industry experience. Read more ...

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Trio of exemplary collaborations with the Department of Information Systems
10 March, 2015

Gaining real-world experience is just one of the benefits that has been given to Information Systems students as the dynamic department of Information Systems in the Faculty of Commerce cements partnerships with the public sector, private sector, and other universities across Africa. HoD Prof Kevin Johnston noted: “The Department has collaborated and formed partnerships with many corporates over the years, and these collaborations have been mutually beneficial.”

Three exemplary ongoing collaborations with the department include partnerships with the City of Cape Town, with industry leader EY, and with universities across the continent through Enterprise Systems Education for Africa (ESEFA).

Gaining real-world experience is just one of the benefits that has been given to IS students as the dynamic department of Information Systems in the Faculty of Commerce cements partnerships with the public sector, private sector, and other universities across Africa.



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Winner of lucidity prize shares writing tips
13 February, 2015

Lucid writing begins with lucid thinking. This gem was imparted by Megan Mc Laren, an Information Systems graduate who has won the Keswick Prize for Lucidity.

Her essay, Impacts of Gamification on Perception and Behaviour, was based on the literature review of her technical report in her BCom Honours in Information Systems. It is rare for Commerce students to win this prize, which is jealously guarded by the Humanities Faculty.The R7 500 prize is awarded annually by Sir John Chippendale Lindley Keswick (fondly known as Sir Chips), whose only stipulation is that he receives a jargon-free letter of thanks.


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Developing Sustainability Skills: UCT’s Department of Information Systems showcased at WEF
22 January, 2015

At the 2015 World Economic Forum, the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) in collaboration with the Global University Leader Forum (GULF) shared exemplary campus sustainability case studies provided by 25 of the world’s leading universities. This state-of-the-art report is focused on educating future leaders by full immersion in a “living laboratory” environment for sustainability.

In addition to best practice cases from leading schools, Peter Bakker, President and CEO of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), provided a foreword that encourages the dialogue between universities and corporations on developing sustainability skills needed by future business leaders.


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