Professor JR Midgley Vice-Chancellor and Principal

Welcome to Walter Sisulu University, a university that is firmly entrenched in the hearts and minds of the people of the Eastern Cape.

With four campuses located in Buffalo City, Butterworth, Queenstown (Komani) and Mthatha, we have a wide-reaching impact across four district municipalities.

Our diverse academic programmes allow WSU to produce graduates with skills that are necessary for our ever-changing economic landscape. We endeavour to produce well-rounded graduates that will contribute meaningfully to society and the economy of this country.

Our impact is not just in the Eastern Cape but across the country as we draw students from all provinces and our graduates can be found in all spheres of government and private sector. We have produced leaders in many industries and our graduates continue to assume senior and executive positions across many sectors in South Africa.

We have a passion for teaching and learning, which is the foundation of education. With over 175 academic programmes at WSU, we strive to remain relevant by providing diverse programmes to meet the myriad of educational needs and desires of the youth.

The University has a wide range of sports and cultural activities for both staff and students. As an institution, we have a proud tradition of nurturing talent. We understand that sport and culture play a key role in the overall growth and development of our students and staff.

We are proud of the outstanding 2016 achievements of our students, with medals having been won by our choirs, rugby, karate, cricket and soccer teams.

At WSU we value partnerships. The University is enriched by meaningful community engagement and collaboration with other institutions of higher learning, government and industry. These partnerships help us to remain at the forefront transformation. I encourage staff and students to get involved in shaping this institution for a better and brighter future.

Thank you for choosing WSU and I wish you a memorable experience at this temple of learning.