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NMMU - Summerstrand Campus (South), University Way
Port Elizabeth
South Africa
041-504 1111
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Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University is an engaged and people-centred university that serves the needs of its diverse communities by contributing to sustainable development through excellent academic programmes, research and service delivery.

Our vision as a values-driven university is to be the leader in optimising the potential of our communities towards sustainable development in Africa.

Founded on more than a century of quality higher education, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) is the largest university in the Eastern and Southern Cape and is recognised as one of the most international and multicultural universities in South Africa.

The university’s commitment to the advancement of knowledge in serving society is reflected in its vast choice of programmes and applicable research.

Its strong research track record is reflected in its extensive business and industrial partnerships, particularly within the Eastern Cape’s automotive industry and, more recently, the Coega Development Corporation.

NMMU offers general and professionally orientated university programmes as well as technologically and career-orientated programmes from certificate through to doctoral level, including the sought-after MBA and DBA.

These programmes are offered across seven faculties and on the campus in George. Many are internationally recognised and have been accredited by the relevant professional bodies.

The university has six campuses – five in Port Elizabeth, which forms part of Nelson Mandela Bay, and one in George. Two of these campuses (South Campus in Summerstrand, PE, and George Campus) are situated within a nature reserve. The Missionvale Campus is strategically positioned between Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage, and is undergoing major infrastructure improvements.

NMMU provides transformational leadership in the service of society through teaching, learning, research and engagement. We endeavour to be known for our peopleoriented, caring and value-driven organisational culture.

Establishing a truly multicultural campus is a focus area for NMMU. Privilege and opportunity comes with responsibility, and it is important that all staff and students commit themselves to the values of NMMU, which are respect for diversity, excellence, ubuntu, integrity and respect for the natural environment.

The institution is committed to promoting equity of access and opportunity to give all students the best chance of success. It is also committed to ensuring adequate funding to develop the institution and support students from disadvantaged financial backgrounds. Previously disadvantaged students are assisted through targeted marketing programmes to create awareness among communities that were previously not aware of higher education. Where the need arises, such students are put on bridging or extended programmes to ensure academic success. Peer group support programmes have been put in place to assist these students.

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