University of Cape Town
Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700, South Africa/ 2721.650.9111/ www.uct.ac.za
Situated on spectacular Devil’s Peak, UCT is Africa’s oldest and foremost university. Three worldwide rankings have placed UCT among the world’s top 200 institutions, the only African university to have achieved this distinction. UCT is research-led; the premier academic meeting point between South Africa, the continent and the world, and committed to addressing the key issues of our natural world.
University of South Africa
1 Preller St, Muckleneuk, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa/ 2712.429.4982/ www.unisa.ac.za
Unisa is the largest open distance learning institution in Africa and the longest standing dedicated distance education university in the world. We enrol nearly one-third of all South African students. Founded in 1873 as the University of the Cape of Good Hope, the institution became the first public university in the world to teach exclusively by means of distance education in 1946. Throughout the years, Unisa was perhaps the only university in South Africa to have provided all people with access to education, irrespective of race, colour or creed.
University of Pretoria
Elandspoort 357-Jr, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa/ 2712.420.4111/ www.up.ac.za
The University of Pretoria is committed to freedom of speech and expression. However, we do not condone any racist, sexist and homophobic comments, or hate speech against any religious group or culture. Posts deemed to be of this nature will be promptly deleted and the user may be banned. Spam and advertising will also be deleted. The University of Pretoria’s name, logo and trademarks cannot be used when making reference to or together with any product, activity or unsolicited endorsement judged by the University to be inappropriate, unacceptable, or inconsistent with standard licensing practices of the University. Merchandise falling into these categories will also not be approved.
University of the Witwatersrand
Richard Ward, 1 Jan Smuts Ave, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa/ 2711.717.1000/ www.wits.ac.za
Wits, a world-class research university in Africa, is renowned for its commitment to academic and research excellence. It contributes to the global knowledge economy and local transformation through the generation of high level, scarce skills and innovative research. At the forefront of a changing society, Wits is an engaged institution, dedicated to advancing the public good. It promotes intellectual communities and attracts talented students, distinguished academics and thinkers from around the globe.
Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch, 7599, South Africa/ 2721.808.9111/ www.sun.ac.za
Stellenbosch University (SU) is home to an academic community of 29 000 students (including 4 000 foreign students from 100 countries) as well as 3 000 permanent staff members (including 1 000 academics) on five campuses. he historical oak-lined university town amongst the Boland Mountains in the winelands of the Western Cape creates a unique campus atmosphere, which attracts local and foreign students alike. On the main campus, paved walkways wind between campus buildings – some dating from previous centuries; others just a few years old. Architecture from various eras attests to the sound academic foundation and establishment of an institution of excellence. This, together with the scenic beauty of the area; state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly facilities and technology, as well as visionary thinking about the creation of a sustainable 21st-century institution, makes for the unique character of Stellenbosch University.
University of KwaZulu-Natal
King George V Ave, Glenwood, Durban, 4041, South Africa/ 2731.260.1111/ www.ukzn.ac.za
The University of KwaZulu-Natal was formed on 1 January 2004 as a result of the merger between the University of Durban-Westville and the University of Natal. The new university brings together the rich histories of both the former Universities.
University of Johannesburg
PO Box 524, Auckland Park, 2006, South Africa/ 2711.559.2555/ www.uj.ac.za
The University of Johannesburg was established on 1 January 2005. It is the result of the incorporation of the Soweto and East Rand campuses of Vista University into the Rand Afrikaans University - which took place on 1 January 2004 - and the merger of the Rand Afrikaans University. The University of Johannesburg falls into the category of comprehensive institution. The term “comprehensive institution” is an instrument of educational policy and has no statutory definition. Each of the “comprehensives” has developed an identity that best suits their own strategic objectives. With the exception of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, which offers vocational and professional programmes only, all of the faculties offer a mixture of formative degree and vocational certificate and diploma programmes, although the mix differs substantially across the faculties.
University of Nairobi
University Way, Nairobi, Kenya/ 254.2031.8262/ www.uonbi.ac.ke
The University of Nairobi is a center of Academic and Research excellence recognized in the African continent and beyond. The university is known for its competitiveness in research and diverse academic programmes. Our mission is to provide quality university education and training and to embody the aspirations of the Kenyan people and the global community through creation, preservation, integration, transmission and utilization of knowledge.
The American University in Cairo
Parcel 8, 74 S El-Teseen St, NEW CAIRO, Cairo, Cairo Governorate 11835, Egypt/ 202.2615.3471/ www.aucegypt.edu
The American University in Cairo (AUC) is a premier English-language institution of higher learning. The university is committed to teaching and research of the highest caliber, and offers exceptional liberal arts and professional education in a cross-cultural environment. AUC builds a culture of leadership, lifelong learning, continuing education and service among its graduates, and is dedicated to making significant contributions to Egypt and the international community in diverse fields. Chartered and accredited in the United States and Egypt, it is an independent, not-for-profit, equal-opportunity institution. AUC upholds the principles of academic freedom and is dedicated to excellence.
University of the Western Cape
Robert Sobukwe Rd, Bellville, Cape Town, 7535, South Africa/ 2721.959.2911/ www.uwc.ac.za
The University of the Western Cape is a national university, alert to its African and international context as it strives to be a place of quality, a place to grow. It is committed to excellence in teaching, learning and research, to nurturing the cultural diversity of South Africa, and to responding in critical and creative ways to the needs of a society in transition.
Drosty Rd, Grahamstown, 6139, South Africa/ 2746.603.8111/ www.ru.ac.za
Located in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, Rhodes is a small university which enjoys the distinction of having among the best undergraduate pass and graduation rates in South Africa, outstanding postgraduate success rates, and the best research output per academic staff member. This is testimony to the quality of students that Rhodes attracts and of academic provision, and to the commitment of Rhodes staff to student development and success. Of our more than 8000 students, 30% are postgraduates and over 18% are international students from 54 countries around the world, making Rhodes a dynamic and cosmopolitan knowledge institution. Students are able to undertake an extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the faculties of Humanities, Science, Commerce, Pharmacy, Law and Education. With the most favourable academic staff to student ratio among South African universities, Rhodes students are guaranteed easy access to academics and close supervision.
9 Al Gameya, Oula, Giza, Giza Governorate, Egypt/ 2023.567.6105/ cu.edu.eg
Cairo University is Egypt's premier public university. Its main campus is in Giza, immediately across the Nile from Cairo. Cairo University is usually ranked among the top universities in Egypt, and one of the top universities in Africa. In QS ranking 2014 Cairo University was ranked the 2nd in Egypt, it was rated the 7th across Africa, and it was rated 551-600 worldwide. In the ARWU 2014 ranking the university was ranked 1st in Egypt and it was the only Egyptian university in the ranking. It was rated 401-500 worldwide.
Potchefstroom (North West), Mahikeng (North West), Vanderbijlpark (Gauteng), South Africa/ 2718.299.4897/ www.nwu.ac.za
The North-West University is a newly merged institution from 1 January 2004 onwards with three campuses at Potchefstroom, Mahikeng and Vanderbijlpark, South Africa. The Potchefstroom Campus (founded in 1869) is the largest, and the head office of the University is situated at this location. With its merged status, the North-West University became one of the largest universities in South Africa and has 64 081 students (full-time and distance education).
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth 6031, South Africa/ 2741.504.1111/ www.nmmu.ac.za
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) opened on 1 January 2005, the result of the merging of the PE Technikon the University of Port Elizabeth (UPE) and the Port Elizabeth campus of Vista University (Vista PE). This union of three very different institutions came about as a result of government’s countrywide restructuring of higher education – intended to deliver a more equitable and efficient system to meet the needs of South Africa in the 21st century. NMMU brings together the best traditions of technikon and university education, and draws on more than a century of quality higher education, in a new kind of university that offers a wide range of academic, professional and technological programmes at varying entrance and exit levels.
Universiteit van die Vrystaat
205 Nelson Mandela Dr, Park West, Bloemfontein, 9301, South Africa/ 2751.401.9111/ www.ufs.ac.za
Picture a friendly, hip and happening university campus, nestled right in the heart of the Free State capital, Bloemfontein; a university that has produced some of the country’s top thinkers and academics; a university that continues to stand out as a beacon of academic excellence. Of course, this is the University of the Free State, or UFS, one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in South Africa. To our students, staff, alumni, and friends, we are known as Kovsies.
Universidade Eduardo Mondlane
Av. do Zimbábwe, Maputo, Mozambique/ 2582.1430.239/ www.uem.mz
The Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM), as a multidisciplinary institution for the training of professionals of higher education, research, extension and mastery and cultivation of human knowledge, has the honor to present itself to the entire University Community, its national partners and And society as a whole. We are a university open to the Region and the World and we intend, with this portal, to offer another channel of interaction and communication with the whole society. Our services and products only have value and make sense when it can contribute to the development of society and cherished by our employees and partners. The expansion of our institution at national, regional and international level becomes a growing and quality reality.
Kampala, Uganda/ 2564.1454.2803/ www.mak.ac.ug
University is one of the oldest and most prestigious Universities in Africa. In January of that year, the school, which was later renamed Uganda Technical College, opened its doors to 14 day students who began studying Carpentry, Building and Mechanics. In 1949, it became a University College affiliated to the University College of London, offering courses leading to the general degrees of its then mother institution.
University of Ibadan
Ibadan, Nigeria/ 2349.0649.25350/ www.ui.edu.ng
Established 68 years ago, the University of Ibadan, UI as it is fondly referred to, is the first University in Nigeria. Until 1962 when it became a full-fledged independent University, it was a College of the University of London in a special relationship scheme. The University, which took off with academic programmes in Arts, Science and Medicine, is now a comprehensive citadel of learning with academic programmes in thirteen Faculties.
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Symphony Way, Bellville, Cape Town, 7535, South Africa/ 2721.959.6767/ www.cput.ac.za
The Cape Peninsula University of Technology is at the heart of technology education and innovation in Africa. An internationally acclaimed institution, it is the only university of technology in the Western Cape and is the largest university in the region with an enrolment of more than 30 000 students. The university has six faculties offering a wide range of accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the fields of Applied Sciences, Business, Education and Social Sciences, Engineering, Informatics and Design as well as Health and Wellness Sciences.
Elgomhouria St., Mansoura City 35516, Egypt/ 2050.238.3781/ www.mans.edu.eg
Mansoura University was founded in 1972 in Mansoura city, Egypt. Mansoura is located at the middle of the Nile Delta in Egypt. It is one of the biggest Egyptian universities and has contributed much to the cultural and scientific life in Mansoura and Egypt.