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About unisa

The leading ODL university

As Africa's leading open distance learning institution, we offer internationally accredited qualifications and have world-class resources that inspire learners to create meaningful futures on their own terms.

We are proudly African in the service of humanity.

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Who we are

Give to UnisaWe are a reputable, comprehensive, flexible and accessible open distance learning institution that is motivating a future generation. We offer internationally accredited qualifications and have world-class resources. Our vision “towards the African university in the service of humanity” drives us to find answers to Africa’s educational and developmental problems.



What we do

Give to UnisaThe three core business areas of Unisa are teaching, research and community engagement. Our world-class research is spearheaded by the Research and Innovation portfolio and community engagement by our Community Engagement and Outreach Policy. We also place great importance on the celebration and promotion of our African arts and culture through various endeavours.



Governance & management

Give to UnisaManagement at Unisa is ultimately responsible for creating an environment and culture that is conducive to the attainment of the university’s vision to be the African university in the service of humanity. Part of this responsibility lies in determining the mission, values, goals, objectives, strategies and policies that will safeguard and promote this vision.



Facts & figures

Give to UnisaOffering study opportunities to more than 400 000 students from across South Africa, Africa and other parts of the world, Unisa offers a diverse choice of study fields at levels from certificate to degree. The university is considered South Africa’s most productive* accounting for 12.8% of all degrees conferred by the country’s 23 public universities and universities of technology.