The University of South Africa (UNISA) is established in the year 1873 and it is the largest university on the African continent with an annual enrolment of 300,000 students. UNISA's vision is "Towards African universities in the service of humanity". UNISA is committed to finding solutions to Africa's education and development problems. Given its geographical reach nationally and on the continent, as well as its high public visibility, UNISA plays an important role in enhancing research, innovation and the production of postgraduates.
UNISA library is one of the largest academic libraries in Africa and also one of the bet endowed information resources, information technology and expert staff to promote world class research. It has a collection of over 1.5 million items including the library stock of over 3,00,000 other items as well as 4,000 periodical titles. The library also subscribes to an increasing number of e-journals and e-books that are made available to the staff and students 24x7 via internet.
UNISA's research niche areas are: knowledge generation and human capital development in response to the needs of South Africa and the African continent; the promotion of democracy, human rights and responsible citizenship; innovation and capacity building in science and technology, and economic and environmental sustainability. There are Flagship research projects within these niche areas. In 2010 UNISA launched a Flagship project on fuel cell and nanotechnology. According to the African University rankings, UNISA ranks 6th among all universities in South Africa and 9th in Africa.
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