Different universities in South africa
With five campuses located in two cities – Durban and Pietermaritzburg – the University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN) was established in 2004 following a merger between University of Durban-Westville and the University of Natal. It now has a population of over 45, 000 students (close to 34, 000 undergraduate, more than 11, 000 post grauduate, and nearly 1, 000 PhD students), and close to 1, 600 academic staff. This makes it one of the largest universities in sub-Saharan Africa.
Close to 3, 000 students are international, with the majority coming from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, and others from as far as China and India. More than 60 percent of the university’s 2014 graduands were women, with over 280 graduating cum laude and over 100 summa cum laude.
The university’s faculty of business and management sciences sent 10 students on its international exchange program to partner institutions in France, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. The program has been running for more than a decade and in turn receives more than 30 students at its campus every semester.