South Africa

University of KwaZulu-Natal

58 th
BRICS & Emerging Economies 2017
501—600 th
World University Rankings 2017
Private Bag X 54001, Durban, 4000, South Africa

University of KwaZulu-Natal

More about University of KwaZulu-Natal

The University KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, eastern South Africa, was formed in 2004 following a merger of the University of Durban-Westville and the University of Natal, the first institutions to merge after government legislation aimed at reducing the number of South African universities. 

A five-campus university, it has links with more than 250 institutions globally.

With famous beaches lining its long Indian Ocean waterfront, the city of Durban - the second largest city in South Africa - undoubtedly has something of an Asian feel, with much of its music and cuisine Indian-influenced. The Pietermaritzburg campus is the only one that is not located near to the seafront. 

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Key statistics

  • 25.3
    Student to Staff Ratio
  • 32,023
    Number of Students
  • 59 : 41
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 5%
    Percentage of International Students
Collected during World University Rankings on 22nd Aug 1970

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