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University of South Africa (UNISA)

History

Unisa's roots (and indeed that of higher education in South Africa) date back to 1873 when the University of the Cape of Good Hope was founded, initially functioning as an examining body for higher education.

In 1916, the university changed its name to the University of South Africa and in 1918 it relocated to Pretoria.

Education

As a comprehensive university, Unisa offers both vocational and academic programmes from the level of undergraduate and postgraduate certificates and diplomas to degrees, and also postgraduate diplomas, master's and doctoral qualifications. Unisa also offers short learning programmes targeting specific needs of industry and civil society. As a comprehensive, open, distance and e-Learning pioneer, Unisa is known for delivering well-designed, interactive study material.

Research

Unisa has a vibrant and dynamic research culture, and its strong transformative agenda encourages a creative approach to new ways of knowing. Here academics and postgraduate students are committed to finding research and innovative solutions that will address important national and global questions, and contribute to the economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being of South Africa and the African continent.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2023
901
2022
901 -300
2021
601
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2024
1001
2023
1001 -200
2022
801
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2024
851
2023
-
2022
-
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2024
-
2023
821 30
2022
851
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Library services

Unisa Library has a vast  amount of resources to help you with your studies. 

ICT services

Library Technology Services is responsible for enabling the provision of high-standard information technology in support of Library services and processes for Unisa library staff and clients. LTS offers support to clients with connecting to and accessing Library resources electronically. It aims to promote and enhance Unisa Library Services through the implementation of appropriate technology

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

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