NMMU relaunches as Nelson Mandela University

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On 18 July 2017, the world will mark what would have been former President Nelson Mandela’s 99th birthday.

On 20 July 2017, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University will relaunch itself as Nelson Mandela University – the only higher education institution in the world to bear the name of one of the world’s most revered leaders.

The launch of Nelson Mandela University is yet another important milestone in the journey the University set itself when it adopted the institutional Vision 2020. This vision enjoined the institution’s leaders to work relentlessly towards building a new generation, dynamic African university, recognised for its leadership in producing cutting-edge knowledge for a sustainable future.

The hard work has, in recent times, resulted in Government granting the University permission to establish the country’s 10th medical school and in helping it establish the country’s only dedicated Ocean Sciences campus. Both these initiatives will go a long way in enabling learners, particularly from township and rural schools and communities, to study and gain specialist qualifications in areas that were previously inaccessible and only dreamt about.

The University is thus pleased to share that the name Nelson Mandela University will be officially used from the second semester of this year.

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