The University of Fort Hare is a public university in Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa. It a historic campus and was a key institution of higher education for black Africans from 1916 to 1959. It provided a Western-style education. Some of its alumni have forged the way forward for independence movements across Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.
The tradition of excellence of the university has continued to be upheld. It is now working towards a new campus in the city of East London. Some of the most interesting alumni of this university include the first black Zimbabwean doctor, Ticofa Samuel Parirenyatwa, and the illustrious historian, novelist, and politician Stanlake Samkange. They spent their formative years at Fort Hare and went on to make a true impact on the world.
For those who want to further their research, the University has support from the National Research Foundation and has taken part in the IRDP, Thuthuka and Focus Area Programmes.
University of Fort Hare Faculties and Schools
The faculties at the University of Fort Hare include the following:
- Health Sciences
- Sciences and Agriculture
- Social Sciences and Humanities
- Nelson R. Mandela School of Law
- Management and Commerce
Studying and working at a campus with such a rich history is one of the highlights for many of the students and lecturers.