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Central University of Technology

20 President Brand St, Bloemfontein Central, Bloemfontein, 9301 +


The Central University of Technology is based in the Free State and was established in 1981 as the Technikon Free State. It offers both contact and distance learning facilities, with a staff of over 1 900 available for students. The university upholds its social responsibility to the local community and strives to make meaningful contributions to it. It produces students who are prepared to make positive socio-economic changes to the country and the world. 

The Central University of Technology provides a holistic environment for students. It offers a student centre where learners can gather, socialise and experience life to the full while furthering their studies. There is also a research and innovation centre that performs studies such as how technology can be used in agriculture. Tools and patents are also developed here. 

The vision of the university is to become, by 2020, a hub of knowledge, innovation, and academic excellence as well as to produce creative-thinking graduates who contribute directly to fostering prosperity in Southern Africa.

Central University of Technology Faculties and Schools

  • Humanities
  • Health and Environmental Studies
  • Engineering, the Built Environment, and Information Technology
  • Management Sciences

The university’s core values include integrity, diversity, innovation, academic excellence, as well as providing a holistic environment for all students.