Northwest University (South Africa)

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North-West University
Yunibesiti ya Bokone-Bophirima
Northwest University
founding 2004
Sponsorship state
place Potchefstroom
country South Africa
Vice Chancellor Dan Kgwadi
Students 51,433
Main building of the university

The Northwest University ( Afrikaans : Noordwes-Universiteit ; English : North-West University ; Setswana : Yunibesiti ya Bokone-Bophirima ), NWU for short , is a state university in the Republic of South Africa with locations in the provincial capital Mahikeng ( Mmabatho district ), Potchefstroom and Vanderbijlpark .

The Northwest University was created on January 1, 2004 from a merger of the former Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education and the University of the North-West as well as the incorporation of the Sebokeng campus of the dissolved Vista University .

It was named after the province of Northwest .


The university is headed by a Vice Chancellor, the management also includes two Deputy Vice Chancellors, an examination officer, two managing directors and the campus rectors . The Chancellor is the highest representative in charge of the University for the award of degrees. Management is responsible to the University Council, which together with the Senate determines the guidelines and is responsible for financial planning and academic affairs.

The NWU is located on three campus areas, the largest of which is Potchefstroom, which is also the main campus of the university. The five faculties are located on the campus:

The faculties are further divided into schools , with a total of 14 such departments and centers.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Vice-Chancellor , accessed December 28, 2015.
  2. Student Statistics 2011 , accessed October 17, 2011.
  3. ^ North-West University: The NWU. NWU @ a glance . at (English)
  4. Governance and Management , accessed October 17, 2011.
  5. ^ Chancellor , accessed October 17, 2011.
  6. Governance Structure , accessed October 17, 2011.
  7. Potchefstroom Campus ( Memento of the original from October 23, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed October 17, 2011. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  8. ^ Faculties and Schools , accessed October 17, 2011.