Our institution’s vision is to be at the heart of technology education and innovation in Africa. The history of the University goes back to 1920 when the foundation stone of the Longmarket Street Building of the then Cape Technical College was laid in Cape Town.
The establishment of the college followed more than ten years of representations by the community for the consolidation of the technical courses which had been offered in various venues in town. The logo of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology visualises the identifying characteristics of the University: higher learning and technology, as well as its location at the southern tip of Africa. Our mission is to develop and sustain an empowering environment where , through teaching, learning, research and scholarship our students and staff, in partnership with the community and industry, are able to create and apply knowledge that contributes to development.