The new University of KwaZulu-Natal unites two major educational institutions in KwaZulu-Natal ? the University of Natal and the University of Durban-Westville.
The University of KwaZulu-Natal aims to be a truly South African university that reflects the society in which it is situated ? not only in terms of race, gender and class ? but in terms of how it structures its values and priorities and how it responds to social needs.
As an institution of higher learning, it is committed to academic excellence, innovation in research and critical engagement with society.
With its vision to be the Premier University of African Scholarship, the University of KwaZulu-Natal draws inspiration from an African identity and takes seriously its responsibilities to the development of the African continent.