A university is an institution of higher education and research, which grants academic degrees in a variety of subjects. A university is a corporation that provides both undergraduate education and postgraduate education. The word university is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium, roughly meaning “community of teachers and scholars.”
University of Pretoria
Background on the university (Source: www.up.ac.za)
The University of Pretoria (UP) has its origins in the establishment of the Pretoria Centre of the Transvaal University College in 1908. The colloquial name of the university, Tuks or Tukkies, was derived from the acronym of the college – TUC.
UP currently has more than 50,000 students and has become one of the leading higher education institutions on the continent. The university has six campuses as well as a number of other sites of operation, such as the Pretoria Academic Hospital. UP offers more than 1,800 academic programmes in two of the official languages, namely Afrikaans and English (some programmes and modules are offered only in English).
In 1996, the University of Pretoria became the university with the highest research output in South Africa and have maintained this status. The academic programmes of the university are offered in the nine faculties, as well as a business school. The faculties comprise a total of 140 departments and 85 centres, institutes and bureaus.
Fast facts about Pretoria (Source: www.wikipedia.org)
Student Life in Pretoria: (Source: www.up.ac.za):
A University of Technology offers technological career directed educational programmes, focuses on innovative problem solving research and engages with government/business/industry with communities as end users. (Source: SATN)
Featured University of Technology:
CUT (Source: www.cut.ac.za)
The Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) focuses on career-oriented training, community involvement and applied research. CUT educates, trains and produces perceptive, socially conscious and relevant graduates in its three faculties, namely Engineering, Information and Communication Technology; Health and Environmental Sciences; and Management Sciences.
The university’s main campus is situated in Bloemfontein. The university also has regional learning centres in Welkom to cater for students in the Goldfields area, and in Kimberley in the Northern Cape. The Bloemfontein campus houses a full array of modern buildings with well-equipped laboratories and lecturing venues. The university has a large Library and Information Centre. The Lapeng Student Centre is a vibrant venue hosting a wide variety of student activities, as well as numerous other services. Excellent sporting facilities on campus cater for the needs of sports enthusiasts, with a host of formally organised sport codes varying from athletics, soccer, rugby and cricket to basketball, volleyball and netball.
Fast facts about Bloemfontein (Source: Wikipedia.org)
Student Life in Bloemfontein
Public Further Education and Training (FET) colleges strive to provide high-quality education and training to help you equip yourself with the qualifications and skills you need to start out on a chosen career path. You will gain invaluable life skills to meet the many challenges of the working world with more than just a qualification on paper.
Featured FET College:
College of Cape Town
As a leading provider of Education and Training in mainly the FET band, the College of Cape Town (CCT) has much to offer students and prospective partners. Their courses lead to recognised qualifications that are demanded by commerce and industry.
CCT is situated in the central area of the Peninsula, and serves the greater Cape Town area, including a large percentage of traditionally disadvantaged areas and townships. The Crawford and City Campuses boast state of the art Open Learning Centers offering the latest in technology. Services include student counseling, career guidance, a library, computer and internet access, printing, faxing and photocopying facilities.
The College of Cape Town is committed to serving and educating learners from all communities, offering its learners a holistic learning experience in the vocational discipline of their choice. The College of Cape Town is the oldest Further Education and Training Institution in South Africa with a proud history dating back to the beginning of the 20th century.
Fast facts about Cape Town and CCT
Student Life in Cape Town
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