The University of Mpumalanga is based in Mbombela, South Africa. It was established in 2014, initially accommodating a modest intake of one hundred and forty students.
It incorporates the infrastructure of three existing institutions – the Lowveld College of Agriculture, the hospitality school at KaNyamazane and the Siyabuswa Education Campus. It currently offers a Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Agriculture degrees, as well as a Diploma in Hospitality Management. The interim Council Head is Dr Ramaranka A Mogotlane, FRCPS(Glas), FRCS(Edin), previously Head of the Department of Anatomy at both the University of Natal and MEDUNSA.
It is one of two new universities in South Africa, the other being Sol Plaatje University (previously provisionally known as the University of the Northern Cape) in Kimberley.
The university offers the following programme:
- Bachelor of Developmental Studies;
- Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching;
- Bachelor of Science in Agriculture;
- Bachelor of Agriculture in Agricultural Extension and Rural Resource Management;
- Diploma in Agriculture in Plant Production;
- Diploma in Nature Conservation;
- Diploma in Hospitality Management;
- Diploma in Information Communication Technology in Applications Development;
- Advanced Diploma in Agriculture in Agricultural Extension.