Tshwane University of Technology

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Tshwane University of Technology
File:Tshwane University of Technology Logo.png
Motto We empower people
Established 1 January 2004
(Formed as a result of a merger of three established institutions)
Type Public University of Technology
Chancellor Dr. Gwendoline Malegwale Ramokgopa
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Lourens van Staden
Academic staff
approx. 855
Administrative staff
Students approx. 60,000
Location Pretoria, Nelspruit, Polokwane, Ga-Rankuwa, Soshanguve, Witbank (eMalahleni), South Africa
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Campus six campuses, mostly urban
Colors Gold     
Nickname TUT
Website www.tut.ac.za

Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) is a higher education institution in South Africa that came into being through a merger of three technikons — Technikon Northern Gauteng, Technikon North-West and Technikon Pretoria.

As the number of students registering annually grows rapidly, records show that Tshwane University of Technology caters for approximately 60,000 students and it has become the largest residential higher education institution in South Africa.[citation needed]


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Tshwane University of Technology
Hockey match at the Pretoria campus

It comprises up to six satellite campuses. These campuses include Pretoria, Soshanguve, Ga-Rankuwa, Witbank (eMalahleni), Nelspruit and Polokwane campuses. Two faculties, namely the Faculties of Science and The Arts, have dedicated campuses in the Pretoria city centre.[1]

Student enrollment

There were 48,078 students enrolled for the year 2012 at the Tshwane University of Technology. It was estimated, for the year 2014, that the number of first year student applications the university received were around 80,000.


In 2010 Webometrics ranked the university the 15th best in South Africa and 5662th in the world.[2]

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) ranks the university's Department of Journalism as one of twelve Potential Centres of Excellence in Journalism Training in Africa.

See also


  1. http://www.sarua.org/?q=uni_Tshwane%20University%20of%20Technology Tshwane University of Technology Retrieved 31 December 2011
  2. "Top Africa". Ranking Web of World Universities. Retrieved 26 February 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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