Namibia University of Science and Technology

institute of tertiary education in Windhoek, Namibia

The Namibia University of Science and Technology, also formerly known as Polytechnic of Namibia, is a public university located in the city of Windhoek, Namibia. Andrew Niikondo is its acting vice-chancellor.[4]

Namibia University of Science and Technology
Other name
NUST
Motto in English
Technology and development
TypePublic
Established1994
ChancellorPeter Katjavivi
Vice-ChancellorErold Naomab
Academic staff
≥300[1]
Administrative staff
670 (including faculty)[2]
Students10,500[3]
Location,
Namibia
Websitewww.nust.na

HistoryEdit

It emerged from the Academy for Tertiary Education, found in 1980 apartheid South West Africa, which was the first institution of higher education in the Republic of Namibia.

 
Elisabeth house on NUST's main campus

The Namibia University of Science and Technology is made up of two campuses and a number of former residential buildings all located in the Windhoek West suburb near the city centre. The main campus consists of structures originally built for the Academy for Tertiary Education. At its center is the Elisabeth house, Windhoek's former obstetric hospital designed by Wilhelm Sander in 1907 German South West Africa. Elisabeth house is a national monument since 1986 and houses the Senate chambers and the office of the Vice-Chancellor.[5] The Engineering campus is adjacent to the main campus, the construction of this area started in 1995.[2]

Notable peopleEdit

  • Dr. Sam Nujoma, first president of Namibia, received a doctorate honoris causa in public management in 2005[6]
  • Harold Pupkewitz, entrepreneur, received a doctorate honoris causa in business management in 2011[7]
  • Hon. Erastus Uutoni, Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service of Namibia, holds a Diploma in Police Science and a Certificate in Marketing from NUST[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Old Mutual donates N$300 000 to the Polytechnic Library". The Namibian. 23 August 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Laureate Tjama Tjivikua". Junior Achievement Namibia. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2010.
  3. "Tjivikua nicht verärgert" [Tjivikua not cross]. Allgemeine Zeitung (in German). 24 August 2010. Archived from the original on 11 May 2016. Retrieved 11 January 2022.
  4. Ngatjiheue, Charmaine (26 May 2020). "Niikondo now acting vice chancellor at Nust". The Namibian.
  5. "Neues Leben im "Storchennest"" [New life in the "Storch's nest"]. Allgemeine Zeitung (in German). 17 April 2007. Archived from the original on 1 March 2016. Retrieved 11 January 2022.
  6. Philander, Frederick (11 April 2005). "Namibia: Do We Have What It Takes?". New Era. Archived from the original on 31 March 2012.
  7. "Hundreds graduate from Poly". New Era. 18 April 2011. Archived from the original on 31 March 2012.
  8. "Know Your MPs. Erastus Amutenya Uutoni (Swapo)". New Era. 24 June 2016. p. 4.