About Walter Sisulu University, WSU
Walter Sisulu University was established on 1 July 2005 through a merger of the former Border Technikon, Eastern Cape Technikon and the University of Transkei. WSU is a comprehensive university established in terms of the Higher Education Act, 1997 (Act No. 101 of 1997), as amended.
WSU has positioned itself as a gateway institution is improving access to higher education. As a developmental, comprehensive university, WSU offers students a wealth of academic choices, articulation and mobility across the qualifications ranging from certificates to diplomas, degrees and postgraduate studies.
Strategically located within the Eastern Cape Province, WSU has a footprint of about 1,000 square kilometres across the urban and rural areas of the region.
It provides the University with the platform to engage with the drivers of development so that an appropriate programme and research mix meets the needs of the region, province and country.
WSU focuses on quality academic, technological and career-orientated programmes that provide relevant skills for development in rural and urban areas, placing special emphasis on entrepreneurship.
WSU operates under a divisional governance and management system and has four campuses, each headed by a Campus Rector.
The four campuses with multiple delivery sites are spread across Mthatha, Butterworth, Buffalo City and Komani. Our delivery sites are:
Buffalo City: Cambridge Street Site, Buffalo City Stadium Site, Heritage Building Site, College Street Site, Chiselhurst Site, Potsdam Site
Butterworth: Ibika Site
Mthatha: Nelson Mandela Drive Site, Zamukulungisa Heights Site, Nkululekweni Site
Komani: Whittlesea Site and Grey Street Site.
WSU has a student population of around 27,000 and a staff component of approximately 2,000.
The University comprises numerous faculties, schools, colleges and departments.
Find the list of Faculties and or colleges available at the university (WSU)
The Walter Sisulu University is located in the Eastern Cape and was formed in 2005 after a merger of three different universities in the province. The university was named after a struggle icon who was a close personal friend of Nelson Mandela. It focuses on urban renewal as well as rural development in local communities.
Students are encouraged to engage with the local community, as one of the values of the university is to provide service to community, businesss, and industry.
The university prides itself on providing a technological, innovative, and responsible environment for students and staff alike. There are more than 30 000 students studying at this institution across the four campuses. All students aim to play a powerful role in the development of the country. The values of this institution include offering an educationally vibrant atmosphere, academic freedom, as well as a focus on student development.
Walter Sisulu University Faculties and Schools
- Health Sciences
- Commerce and Administration
- Natural Sciences
- Educational Sciences
- Business Studies
- Science, Engineering, and Technology
- Management Sciences
- Education, Finance, and Management
- Economic and Information Systems Technology
The university offers a range of student support services, including student health and wellness support for those students who might be experiencing physical or mental issues.
Walter Sisulu University Website
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