Nelson Mandela University

Nelson Mandela University, formerly known as Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) and before that - the University of Port Elizabeth (UPE), the Port Elizabeth Technikon and Vista University's Port Elizabeth campus. This South African university has its main administration in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth. Nelson Mandela University was founded through a merger of three institutions in January 2005, but its history dates back to 1882, with the foundation of the Port Elizabeth Art School.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to Change the World.” -Nelson Mandela

On 20 July 2017, the university was officially renamed Nelson Mandela University, the only university in the world to carry the name of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. With the full support of Mandela’s eldest grandson and custodian of the family, Mandla Mandela, it is our unique privilege to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s most beloved statesman and a man who became the world’s moral compass.

Mandela believed that education was a force of good and called on all South Africans to treasure knowledge and never stop learning. He valued diversity - especially the coming together of different minds, different backgrounds, different talents and different approaches to achieve greatness. He also made it clear that his contribution was just the beginning; calling on students, academics, and universities to forge new paths, and bring about new cycles of economic innovation, democratic change and equality.

To be a dynamic African university, recognised for its leadership in generating cutting-edge knowledge for a sustainable future.

To offer a diverse range of life-changing educational experiences for a better world.

The Nelson Mandela University is a Public university located in Port Elizabeth.
The Nelson Mandela University was founded in 2005.
The current president of Nelson Mandela University is Sibongile Muthwa.
According to verified online sources, the Nelson Mandela University enrolls a total of 56000 students.
According to the main website, the Nelson Mandela University has a total student population of 28000 undergraduate students and 28000 graduate students.

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