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North West University

3.9 out of 5 (47 ratings / 39 reviews) Potchefstroom, South Africa
The NWU is a multi-campus university with a footprint across two provinces. The Mafikeng and Potchefstroom Campuses are situated in the North-West Province and the Vaal Triangle Campus is in Gauteng. The head office, known as the Institutional Office, is in Potchefstroom, situated near the Potchefstroom Campus.

About

History

The NWU officially came into being on 1 January 2004 as part of the South African government’s plan to transform higher education. In our case, this saw a historically white university and a historically black university merging to create a new university where South Africans from all walks of life have come together.

Education

The spirit of the university is reflected in the way we unlock the future for people and enable them to make their dreams come true. This spirit runs across all our activities and operations, from our academic offerings and research to our student body, community engagement and sports achievements.

Research

For many years, the NWU has been at the heart of technology advances that support the use and development of South Africa's 11 official languages. Now, as host of a national research infrastructure, the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources, the NWU will be able to take its commitment to multilingualism a major step forward.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
501
2019
-
2018
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
601 100
2018
701
2017
-
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
645 63
2019
708 73
2018
781
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
-
2019
801
2018
801
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

Office for Students with Special Needs

Housing services

    -Biko house
    -Dr Nelson Mandela
    -Mbada
    -Ngaka Modiri Molema
    -Sedibeng
    -Sol Plaatje

Library services

The Ferdinand Postma Library is located in the heart of the Potchefstroom campus. There are five floors in the Library on which a variety of services are available.

Student Reviews

Too much resources are not useful if you do not know how to use them.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Assignment presentations do not work for me and the use of both books and slides work for me.

Question everything to know everything!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have learnt many laboratory techniques in the fields of Chrmistry, Microbiology and Biochemistry.Currently working on a research project

A wonderful university in an unfortunate location.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My experience at the North West University has been quite good regarding things in the university such as classes and study facilities. The classes that are given in this university are presented by highly knowledgeable lecturers, most of these lecturers are also quite commited to the teaching of their classes with detailed information about how we can reach them if we...

Potchefstroom, South Africa

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