Overview

The University of Zululand is located within the Umhlathuze Municipality, the fastest growing industrial hub and employer in northern KwaZulu-Natal. UNIZULU is the only university north of the Uthukela River and can be easily found 1.4km south east of the R102 when travelling from Durban or by using the GPS co-ordinates: -28.8536,31.84938999999997.

Vision

A leading comprehensive African university that thrives on quality and fosters collaborative and innovative cultures with its rural and urban campuses.

Values

Values 2022-2027 serve as a foundation for a more equitable and inclusive UNIZULU community. The values are:

  • Discovery and pursuit of excellence through teaching, learning, research and innovation
  • Community of Belonging. We embrace all forms of diversity, social inclusion and elimination of social injustices.
  • Teamwork. Working together to accomplish a common goal.
  • Accountability: Subscribing to integrity and transparency.

Mission

UNIZULU seeks to:

  • produce globally competitive graduates relevant to the development needs of the country, and;
  • engage with society for the betterment of all.

Academic

The University of Zululand is a comprehensive university offering approximately 252 accredited degrees, diploma and certificate courses across the faculties of Arts; Education; Science and Agriculture as well as Commerce, Administration and Law at the KwaDlangezwa and Richards Bay campuses. Popular courses include Law, Education, Nursing Science, Agronomy, Hydrology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Sport Science. UNIZULU students have the opportunity to specialise their degrees according to their areas of interest within their respective fields. In addition, the University believes in promoting a culture of learning in an environment that is conducive to personal growth and academic development. To further academic development, assistance is provided through the provision of augmented and foundation courses to unleash students’ potential.

Campuses

Developed in 1960, the KwaDlangezwa Campus is UNIZULU’s main campus and is home to the University’s four faculties and academic support departments.The urban Richards Bay Campus was completed in 2009 and is intended to further the University’s entrepreneurial and vocational agenda in conjunction with local industry partnerships and the maritime sector. Courses currently being delivered at the campus include Public Relations, Transport Management and Hospitality Management.

UNIZULU Science Centre

UNIZULU’s internationally acclaimed Science Centre celebrates its 31st Anniversary in 2017 along with the launch of its Early Childhood Development Museum, a first for Africa. Located at the UNIZULU Richards Bay Campus, the UNIZULU Science Centre (USC) has received numerous accolades for promoting interest in Science, Engineering and Technology and is home to more than 130 innovative exhibits produced locally and abroad.  The Centre forms part of the University’s community outreach initiative that is focused on developing inquiring minds.

The USC is aimed at Science educators and learners in KwaZulu-Natal schools surrounding the University of Zululand. The focal area stretches roughly from the Tugela River in the South, to Kosi Bay in the North, and inland as far as Nongoma. The educational regions covered have been identified in many surveys and studies as the most disadvantaged in the province and amongst the most disadvantaged nationally.

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