University of Venda for Science & Technology (Univen)
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Thohoyandou, Limpopo

Education to solve real-life problems

The University of Venda, situated in the fast growing town of Thohoyandou on the southern slopes of the Soutpansberg Mountains, has repositioned itself in accordance with the social and economic needs of South Africa and the international community. It has developed national and international prominence, in terms of student enrolment, staff composition and curriculum designs. Academic programmes encourage team teaching, cross teaching and interdisciplinary initiatives. The curriculum is built around projects and solving real-life problems.

Entrance requirements
A matric exemption and fulfilment of certain requirements, depending on the field of study, are required.

Faculties
Academic programmes take place within the following faculties:
Faculty of Health, Agriculture and Rural Development
Faculty of Humanities, Law and Management Sciences and
Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences.

Facilities and services
Bridging programmes in mathematics and science are offered when necessary. The University provides decent and inexpensive accommodation for both national and international students.

Teaching staff and academic niche areas
Academic niche areas include Mining and Environmental Geology, Hydrology and Water Resources, Environmental Management, Food Science and Technology, Forestry, Family Ecology and Consumer Services, Tourism, Business Information Systems, Tourism Management, Hospitality Management and Culinary Sciences.

Research
Two research projects supported by the National Science Foundation, the Natural Products project and the Solar Energy project, are based at the University.

University of Venda
Mr RN Kharidzha: Director Public Relations
Private Bag X5050
Thohoyandou 0950
South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)15 962 8000
Fax: +27 (0)15 962 4749
E-mail: address:prd@univen.ac.za
Website: www.univen.ac.za

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