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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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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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New year, new team leader: IS department gets a new HoD
21 January, 2015

As of the 1st of January 2015, Associate Professor Kevin Johnston is the new Head of Department of Information Systems here in the Commerce Faculty at UCT.

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IS PhD student wins top honours
26 November, 2014

Some doctoral students are not content with the rigours of a PhD, but they also need to excel in the broader society.

A case in point is Janine Joubert, fondly known as “JJ”, who is on the verge of completing her PhD in the Department of Information Systems in the Faculty of Commerce at UCT. As Executive Head of Department for Business Risk Management in the Vodacom Group, this weekend she was honoured for her contribution to industry, clinching the IRMSA Risk Manager of the Year award at a glittering banquet at Gallagher Estate.


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