Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Creating Futures

South Africa

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology was established in 1 January 2005, when the Cape Technikon and Peninsula Technikon merged. This merger was part of a national transformation process that transformed the higher education landscape in South Africa.

An internationally acclaimed institution, it is the only University of technology in the Western Cape and is the largest university in the region with an enrolment of more than 30 000 students, six campuses and four service points (Groote Schuur Hospital, Tygerberg Hospital, Roeland Street building and Media City building) which are located across the Cape Peninsula and more than 70 programmes.

The university has six faculties offering a wide range of accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the fields of Applied Sciences, Business, Education and Social Sciences, Engineering, Informatics and Design as well as Health and Wellness Sciences. We also offer career-specific short courses. CPUT made history by launching Africa’s first nanosatellite.


To be at the heart of technology education and innovation in Africa.



The four aims that comprise our mission:

We will build a university that is highly efficient, sustainable and environmentally conscious
We will be known for the high quality of our teaching and learning and the relevance of our curriculum
We will create a vibrant and well-resourced living and learning environment for our students
We will enhance and develop the quality and effectiveness of our research and knowledge production

 Our core values:

We undertake to deal with others in a spirit of Ubuntu
All our interactions will be governed by a spirit of mutual respect
We support the principle of equity
We will promote innovation in all aspects of our work
We will uphold the principle of accountability for our actions
We prize excellence
We will strive for efficiency in all our operations

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Key facts:

Number of academic staff: 1471 Number of administrative staff: 3171 Number of students: 32396 Number of campuses: 6