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University of Namibia

Region: Windhoek Country: Namibia

The University of Namibia (UNAM) is a leading public, higher education institution in the country. With a student population of close to 13,000 students each year, academic programmes at the University emanate from eight faculties and two schools. These are: the Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources; Faculty of Economics and Management Science; Faculty of Education, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; Faculty of Law; Faculty of Health Sciences, consisting of the School of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Medicine; and the Faculty of Science.

These young yet dynamic and committed faculties and competent administrative support staff has earned UNAM a ranking of being one the top African Universities. During 2006, UNAM was rated as the best higher education institution in Namibia by the Professional Management Review of South Africa and won a Golden Arrow Award. The previous year a Geneva based Foundation for Excellence in Business Practice nominated UNAM to be the recipient of the Foundations Gold Medal for Excellence in Business Practice. To date UNAM has graduated over 17,000 students who are serving the country in various sectors of the economy with most occupying prominent positions in government and the private sector.

Some Key Facts about UNAM:

  • 10 Campuses Nationwide
  • Distance Education (CES)
  • Over 13 000 Students
  • Over 17 000 Graduates
  • 122 PhD Holders
  • 36 Professors
  • 288 Lecturers (Master Degree Holders)
  • 36 Undergraduate Degrees Offered
  • 19 Master Degrees Offered
  • 12 Doctoral Degrees (PhDs) Offered

The Vision of the University of Namibia as the national university is to engage with society in the creation and dissemination of knowledge, through teaching, research and advisory services, and a commitment to lifelong learning; thereby becoming a treasure house of knowledge at the service of national development, and available to all in forms directly relevant to the improvement of the quality of their lives.

The Mission Statement of the University of Namibia is to engage in socially and nationally relevant, academic and technical training, research and educational programmes with the involvement of all stakeholders in a conducive environment for learning, innovation, knowledge creation, professional development, functional skills development and development related competencies, within the cultural context of the Namibian people.In order to achieve this Mission, the University of Namibia is committed to the following operational principles.

These are to:
Continue to develop the University as a leading national institution and a major contributor to nation building, and gives high priority to applied research across a broad spectrum of relevant fields and encourages inter-disciplinary approaches to the resolution of real-world problems;

Cultivate standards of excellence in teaching, research, and all functions of UNAM, through encouraging constructive criticism, constant self-improvement, self-evaluation, and peer assessment.

Make the University services, expertise, skills, scholarly leadership, and facilities, accessible those who are like to benefit from them, regardless of race, colour, gender, ethnic origin, religion, creed, political affiliation, physical conditions, social and economic status.

Safeguard and promote the principle of University autonomy, with the view to providing an appropriate atmosphere and opportunities for UNAM scholars to develop their highest intellectual potential.

Serve as a repository for the preservation, development and articulation of national values and culture, through the promotion of Namibian history, art and languages.

Undertake basic and applied research, with a view to contributing to the social, economic, cultural and political development of Namibia.

Encourage endogenous development and application of science and technology.

Provide advisory, consultancy, and extension services throughout the country, with the view to promote community education and appropriate know-how, thus enhancing Namibias productivity and socio-economic development; and to

Promote national and regional unity and understanding.


The University of Namibia (UNAM) was established by an Act of Parliament on August 31, 1992 as recommended by a Commission on Higher Education. Thus, a unique confluence bound the birth of the new nation in 1990 with that of the University of Namibia.

In accordance with the National Development Plans (NDP 1&2), Vision 2030, and indeed informed by its motto: "Education, Service, Development", the University's programmes are designed to meet national human resource requirements through quality teaching, research, consultancy and community service.

The Founding Chancellor of the University and Father of the Namibian Nation, H.E. Dr. Sam Nujoma declared his vision of UNAM at inception as a centre of higher learning served by dedicated men and women of quality, and producing graduates to uplift the standards of living of Namibian people.

University of Namibia Degree Programs :


  • Bachelor Degree
  • MBBS
  • Master Degree
  • MD Anaesthesiology
  • MD Anatomy
  • MD Biochemistry
  • MD Community Medicine
  • MD Dermatology
  • MD Emergency Medicine
  • MD General Medicine
  • MD Microbiology
  • MD Paediatrics
  • MD Pathology
  • MD Pharmacology
  • MD Physiology
  • MD Psychiatry
  • MD Radiodiagnosis
  • MD Skin & V.D
  • MD TB & Chest Diseases
  • MS Anatomy
  • MS ENT
  • MS General Surgery
  • MS Ophthalmology
  • MS Orthopaedics
  • MS Anatomy
  • MS ENT
  • MS General Surgery
  • MS Ophthalmology
  • MS Orthopaedics


  • Bachelor Degree
  • Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Pre- Medical) Training
  • Bachelor of Radiography
  • Master Degree
  • Master of Nursing Science
  • Master of Medical-Surgical
  • Diploma Programmes
  • Diploma in Comprehensive Nursing and Midwifery Science
  • Diploma in Midwifery Science
  • National Diploma in Radiography (Diagnostic)
  • Advanced University Diploma in Nursing Science (Operating Room)
  • Advanced University Diploma in Nursing Science (Critical Care)
  • Advanced University Diploma in Nursing (Health Prom)
  • Doctorate/PhD
  • Doctor of Nursing Science


  • Bachelor Degree
  • B.Pharm. (Bachelor of Pharmacy)

Public Health

  • Master Degree
  • Masters in Public Health


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Unam's state-of-the-art School of Medicine

Professor Christian Jacobson, lecturer in Physiology at the University of Namibia's School of Medicine in Windhoek on Tuesday took the local press through the state-of-the-art facilities which include amongst others lecture halls, a library as well as a laboratory

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Address: Private Bag 13301, 340 Mandume Ndemufayo Ave
Pionierspark, Windhoek, NAMIBIA


264 61 - 206 4579

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