The IPD:

  • Provides support, management information and reports for institutional planning, monitoring and review processes.
  • Conducts institutional research on identified problems and administering a cycle of surveys to obtain feedback from stakeholders on the quality of UCT’s services.
  • Manages the cycle of academic and PASS reviews.
  • Promotes awareness of developments in the higher education environment.
  • Promotes awareness of good practices within the institution.
  • Facilitates academic planning.
  • Creates an enabling environment for strengthening the University’s responsiveness to development needs facing South Africa.  
  • Helps the university to broker partnerships with external (non-academic) constituencies.