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Walter Sisulu University
Walter Sisulu University is an important socio-economic player in the Eastern Cape. It is home to 24,000 students and 2,000 academic staff, based at four campuses and 13 sites in the eastern part of the Eastern Cape… more
The turnaround strategy continues to play a pivotal role in transforming Walter Sisulu University into an organisation that can deliver on the academic aspirations of young South Africans and in particular, those from the eastern parts of the Eastern Cape…more
Walter Sisulu University is led by the Chancellor, Ambassador Shiela M. Sisulu while the vice-chancellor and operational head of the University is Prof Rob Midgley. He is supported by an institutional management team..more
Named after the freedom fighter, Walter Sisulu, the University was established as one of only six comprehensive universities in 2005. It resulted from the merger of three institutions – the University of the Transkei, Border Technikon and Eastern Cape Technikon… more
Walter Sisulu University has bestowed the title of professor emeritus to eight of its retired professors. These academics have earned or received the title because they have met the qualifications set by the University.
Did you know that Walter Sisulu University is the only University to have been awarded a research chair in indigenous knowledge in South Africa by the National Research Foundation. This is only one of many contributions which the University has made in the areas of teaching, research and community engagement....
South Africa’s former auditor-general Terence Nomembe is the latest leader to be awarded a honorary degree by the University. A honorary degree is one of the highest honours which the University can bestow on a recipient who is deemed to make significant contributions to Eastern Cape and South Africa. To-date, Walter Sisulu University has granted over 40 honorary degrees....