Nelson Mandela University

Nelson Mandela University - North Campus, University Way, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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1 January 2005

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Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) is a South African university with its main administration in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth. NMMU was founded through a merger of three institutions in January 2005, but its history dates back to 1882, with the foundation of the Port Elizabeth Art School. The University draws international students from all over the world. There are over 3,000 international students, including students from the United States, France, China, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom and many African countries.

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Motto: For Tomorrow

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Administrative staff: 4,000

Students: 27,000

Undergraduates: 23,000

Postgraduates: 4,000

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