University of Namibia – Overview [Key Facts, Degrees, Campuses, Faculties and Schools]

University of Namibia – Overview [Key Facts, Degrees, Campuses, Faculties and Schools]


The University of Namibia (UNAM) is the largest and leading National institution of higher education in the country.  It is a diverse institution with a student population from 43 countries and from all continents. Although a relatively young university, it has grown to support a student population of 24,759 this year.

Academic programmes at the University are housed by eight faculties and five schools:

  • Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources
    • School of Veterinary
  • Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
  • Faculty of Health Sciences:
    • School of Medicine
    • School of Nursing
    • School of Public Health
    • School of Pharmacy
    • School of Dentistry (2018)
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Science
    • School of Computing
    • School of Military Science

These committed faculties and competent administrative support staff have earned the University a ranking of being one of 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 Foundation’s Gold Medal for Excellence in Business Practice.

As UNAM enters the 25th Jubilee of her existence this year (2017), it also prides herself for having responded positively to the call of our Government where it could.  To date UNAM has graduated over 37,085 students who are serving the country in various sectors of the economy with most occupying prominent positions in government and the private sector, as well as worldwide.

Some Key Facts about UNAM:

  • 12 Campuses nationwide and 7 Regional Centres
  • 24,759 registered students
  • Over 37,085 graduates
  • 122 PhD Holders
  • 36 Professors
  • 288 Lecturers (Master Degree Holders)

Degrees Offered

  • 44 Doctoral Degrees (PhDs) offered
  • 58 Master Degrees offered
  • 58 Undergraduate Degrees (Honours) Offered
  • 27 Diplomas offered
  • 6 Postgraduate Diplomas
  • 3 Certificates offered

The University of Namibia consists of the following campuses:

  • Windhoek (Main) Campus
  • Faculty of Health Sciences Campus
  • Hifikepunye Pohamba Campus
  • José Eduardo dos Santos Campus
  • Katima Mulilo Campus
  • Khomasdal Campus
  • Neudamm Campus
  • Ogongo Campus
  • Oshakati Campus
  • Rundu Campus
  • Sam Nujoma Campus
  • Southern Campus