10 Most Beautiful Campuses Around the World: #6 University of Cape Town
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South Africa’s University of Cape Town sits at #6 on our list of most beautiful campuses around the world. Recognized as one of the oldest universities in all of South Africa, the school is set against the country’s stunning natural background.
Upper Campus, the University of Cape Town’s main campus, is located close to the slopes of Devil’s Peak. Locals recognize Devil’s Peak as a part of the mountainous backdrop to Cape Town, South Africa. The main campus’ buildings were designed and built between 1928 and 1930; however, the university has since grown and more buildings have been created.
The school was initially established in 1829 as a high school for boys. Today, the university has more than 25,000 students (20 per cent of which are international) and employs almost 1,000 educators.
Additionally, the University of Cape Town is also known to be environmentally friendly, as over the past several years, it has launched a range of sustainability projects, such as Green Campus Initiative.