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University of Fort Hare

World University Rankings 2023
King William’s Town Road, Alice, 5700, South Africa

About University of Fort Hare

A public university in Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa, the University of Fort Hare was one of the main institutes of higher education for Africans from 1916 to 1959.

Today the university has six faculties including health sciences, social sciences and humanities, education, management and commerce, science and agriculture and the Nelson R Mandela school of law.

The main campus is found in Alice near the Tyhume River in the Eastern Cape Province some 50km west of King William's Town. At last count this campus attracted around 6,400 students.

A second campus at the Eastern Cape provincial capital of Bhisho is home to a few hundred students and the third campus in East London attracts around 4,300 students each year. Each campus has its own library.

The university conducts research in a range of areas including water resource management, sustainable agriculture and land use strategies, culture, heritage and social transformation, and rural household economics.

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Key statistics

  • 38.4
    No. of students per staff
  • 13,626
    Number of FTE Students
  • 57 : 43
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 2%
    Percentage of International Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2023 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at University of Fort Hare

  • Business & economics

    • Business & Management
    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Accounting & Finance
  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences
    • Veterinary Science
    • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Arts & humanities

    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
  • Education

    • Education
  • Social sciences

    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Sociology
    • Geography
  • Physical sciences

    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Chemistry
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Law

    • Law
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Other Health