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Animals shrinking from climate change
Associate Professor Res Altwegg and Dr Birgit Erni, both from the Department of Statistical Sciences, are among a team that has shown climate change is responsible for a group of mountain wagtails becoming smaller over time.
Short Course: Data Science for Industry
Date: 5 - 16 August 2019 (all lectures 4 - 6:30pm) Venue: UCT upper campus Course fee: ZAR 5000
Africa Day Celebrations
To commemorate Africa Month, the Department hosted an Africa Day lunch on Friday 24 May for staff and postgraduate students. There was a variety of food from the diverse cultures across the African continent and many dressed up for the occasion.
Year of Marathon Milestones for Tim Low
Tim Low, Senior Lecturer in Statistical Sciences and Mathematics at UCT is currently completing a year of milestones in the year that he turns 50. He has just completed his 20th Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, in an impressive time of 4 hours and...
Short Course: Mathematical Modelling for Infectious Diseases (6 - 17 May 2019)
The Department of Statistical Sciences will be hosting a two week short course aimed at postgraduate students in Science and Health Sciences faculties and health-based researchers.
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Welcome to the Department of Statistical Sciences

The Department of Statistical Sciences at the University of Cape Town is committed to the development of the statistical sciences within and beyond the university. In its teaching, the department recognises that there are needs both to train professionals in the statistical sciences, and to provide quantitative and decision-making skills to students in other disciplines. In its research, the department seeks to maintain a balance between the development of theory and applications of that theory.