Research and Innovation

Professor José Frantz is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation. University of the Western Cape (UWC) has over the past few years steadily become one of South Africa’s research-led teaching and learning universities, with the capacity to produce and advance new knowledge in areas of recognised research strength and the translation of this knowledge through innovative endeavours.

The Office of the DVC: Research and Innovation are thus tasked with the following responsibilities:
  • Strengthening postgraduate offerings and exploring options for expanding the programme and qualification mix (PQM)
  • Sustaining an enabling research environment that promotes research
  • Maintaining a critical mass of strong, productive researchers
  • Establishing and sustaining strong, strategic, and mutually beneficial research partnerships
  • Growing and strengthening UWC’s postgraduate culture and support to postgraduate students
  • Continuing to build and strengthen its innovation capacity