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The Guide to South African Higher Education | 18th Edition
University of Venda
Creating Future Leaders
The University of Venda (UNIVEN) is committed to delivering high-quality academic programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The University has invested significant resources ranging from highly qualified academics and NRF- rated researchers, new buildings including student residences, staff offices, state of the art laboratory equipment and a modern ICT infrastructure to ensure that it produces graduates with skills relevant to the regional and national socio-economic development strategies. A new institutional culture of excellence and quality, characterised by peace and stability on campus, has emerged. The University feels truly proud of the calibre of graduates that it produces and is confident that it is creating great future leaders.
UNIVEN’s student population is constituted by approximately 16 300 students and more than 800 academic staff members who hail from the entire African region as well as from other continents.
The strengths and qualities of UNIVEN
UNIVEN’s student population is constituted by approximately 16,300 students and more than 800 academic staff members who hail from the entire African region as well as from other continents. Its institutional culture is based on the core values of quality and excellence, accountability, transparency, integrity, respect, diversity and social responsibility.
UNIVEN provides academic leadership in various fields such as Biotechnology, Ecology, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, African Linguistics and Law. It plays an active and leading role in the field of Community Engagement. The Vuwani Science Resource Centre brings science, mathematics and technology closer to rural communities. UNIVEN is proud of the community-based research of the Institute for Rural Development. International partnership in community engagement is a specific strength of the University; for example, a ceramic water filter factory has been established in rural pottery by students from UNIVEN and the University of Virginia, under the guidance of academics from both Universities.
University of Venda Schools include:
University of Venda
Private Bag X5050, Thohoyandou
Tel: +27 (0) 15 962 8546
Fax: +27 (0) 15 962 4749