University of Fort Hare

The University of Fort Hare is a public university in Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

It was a key institution of higher education for black Africans from 1916 to 1959 when it offered a Western-style academic education to students from across sub-Saharan Africa, creating a black African elite. Fort Hare alumni were part of many subsequent independence movements and governments of newly independent African countries.

In 1959, the university was subsumed by the apartheid system, but it is now part of South Africa's post-apartheid public higher education system.

The university is redefining its role as the producer and disseminator of new knowledge,  particularly  focusing  on  its  central  place  in  the  reshaping  of  post apartheid South Africa, and repositioning itself as the empowerment agent in the political, economic, cultural and social revolution that is unfolding in the subcontinent and beyond. Its curriculum and research agenda is being tuned to resonate with the contextual social renaissance, both by stimulating it and by responding to it. At the same  time  it  is  utterly  conscious of  the  need  to  engage  and  partner  with  the surrounding communities and region in a serving capacity and to extend into society at large through interesting new interconnections.

The University of Fort Hare is a Public university located in Alice.
The University of Fort Hare was founded in 1916.
The current president of University of Fort Hare is Dumisa Buhle Ntsebeza.
According to verified online sources, the University of Fort Hare enrolls a total of 26662 students.
According to the main website, the University of Fort Hare has a total student population of 13331 undergraduate students and 13331 graduate students.

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