The University of Zululand is based north of the Tugela River in KwaZulu-Natal and is one of the only comprehensive universities in the region. In 1960, the University College of Zululand was formed, with only 42 students in attendance. Since these humble beginnings, this university has grown in leaps and bounds. It has reached milestones such as hosting the first Global-World HIV/AIDS Alliance conference in 2007.
Students and staff are encouraged to take part in events that will uplift the local community. There are arts and culture as well as science and technology events. These also highlight the achievements of the university. The alumni of the various schools have gone on to make significant impacts in their fields.
The university believes that studying and personal development go hand-in-hand, and so offers student support services and foundation courses to help students to reach their full potential. There is a science centre based in Richard’s Bay, which focuses on developing inquiring minds and promoting an interest in the sciences sector.
University of Zululand Faculties and Schools
- Science and Agriculture
- Commerce, Administration, and Law
The university’s values include fostering a sense of innovation, sustaining high levels of productivity, as well as integrity and transparency.