116 years old (1904-2020)
7 faculties
41 675 total students
34 822 undergradate students
6 403 postgraduate students
1 156 international students
2 581 permanent staff members
59 satellite campuses
1 200 works of art
127 departments

 


NRF rated 2020
The UFS in numbers

 

188 NRF-rated researchers (4 outstanding outcomes)
1 P-rated scientist
3 A-rated scientists
5 tier-1 SARChI research chairs (internationally recognised researchers)
1 SANRAL Research Chair
59 international collaboration agreements/Memoranda of Understanding
101 international postdoctoral fellows  
1 584 collaborating institutions
2 375 co-authored publications from 2015-2019




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16 Days of Activism in Lockdown

Faculty of Health Sciences celebrates history in new book

Passionate Entrepreneurs win Excellence in Teaching and Learning Awards

South Africa adopts innovative Policy Framework for Internationalisation of Higher Education

UFS launches R8 million US Embassy and Consulates-funded research project

UFS team makes it to top four in CFA University Research Challenge

World Prematurity Day, 84,000 babies born premature in South Africa

ISG researcher awarded prestigious Colin Murray Prize

Odeion alumna offers free online music classes to Grade 12s

Medical student’s photo highly commended at international competition

#EndSARS: Frustration among Nigeria’s youth and the poor

Next level awaits Lefébre in Europe

UFS alumna turned her passion into action

Lecturer empowers students to take control of their studies

Monique Tangah – this year’s winner of UFS ‘3MT’

Study can increase conviction rate of sex offenders

Do we have a culture of violence in South Africa?

It’s okay not to be okay

Former Deputy Justice discusses SA’s legal and political landscape post-1994

Corruption in South Africa: The politics, the law and all the shenanigans in between

Player management key to netball team

COVID-19 has widened the gap between cities and rural areas

Kgalalelo Motlhabane
Kgalalelo Motlhabane: Master of her own destiny

Broadening the heritage landscape

UFS Council member Leah Molatseli releases legal tech book

Mojalefa Mosala and Haneke van Zyl part of top-35 2020 SAICA finalists

Police brutality has emerged as a serious issue of national concern

‘Embrace technology for competitive advantage’

Can COVID-19 change us for the better?

Social Work Student Association raise funds for Sunflower House

The importance of the first 1 000 days of life

Legalising communal artisanal small-scale miners

International Cultural Diversity Festival connects cultures

Can we use African Indigenous Knowledge to tackle COVID-19?

You too can get behind Ubuntu

Teaching and Learning at UFS

The ignored threat of fungal infections

Plant breeding enhances crop improvement

Lights, Camera, Action

Black women’s hair: A political battlefield

UFS and CUT research projects get funding

'Kamphoer' author delivers another compelling novel

Call for contributions: 2020 International Cultural Diversity Festival

‘People must be at the centre of what we do’

Faculty of Health Sciences donation of PPEs
Faculty of Health Sciences welcomes donations of PPEs

UFS postdoctoral fellow Dr Satyajit Tripathy wins medal at international webinar
UFS postdoctoral fellow wins medal at international webinar

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SAA, fly me to the moon

Prof Ivan Turok
Lack of economic density is the problem, rather than high population density

SADAG and UFS Student Counselling and Development launch 24/7 healthline

#WomensMonth: Nicole Morris: Always live your truth

Betsy Eister – Keeping the main thing the main thing

‘Embrace your setbacks, as they allow you to evolve towards success’

Stegmann Gallery hosts Sam Nhlengethwa collection in virtual exhibition

UFS Transformation Week: Call for Submissions

Book explores Middle East and North Africa crises in the time of Covid-19

Important second semester dates

2021 NSFAS applications open

#WomensMonth: Dr Stephanie Cawood passionate about the women of Africa

#WomensMonth: Dr Tsakeni: This is for you grandma!

What are we really celebrating this Women’s Day?

UFS athletes unite against GBV

UFS again receives Level-4 BBBEE rating

#WomensMonth: Champion woman help communal wool growers excel

Breastfeeding best for babies, best for the planet

UFS scientists part of international COVID-19 study published in peer-reviewed scientific journal

Confronting the COVID-19 crisis with curriculum relevance

First ‘I Am’ Wellness programme cohort shares their experience

COVID-19: Humankind has ignored warnings of coming pandemics for years

UFS alumnus in top position at Sky News Australia

Hope is a never-ending story

Librarian Ronet Vrey invests in students' academic journeys

Ataxia no hindrance for future lawyer Tau Tladi

Two UFS researchers nominated for Science Oscars

Education dominates Qwaqwa Campus Teaching and Learning Awards

UFS receives R1,3 million grant from Oppenheimer Memorial Trust

GBV: Men need to challenge these insidious forms of violence

Dedication and good facilities make for fine Geology education

Innovative approach towards education can improve student engagement

Prof Solomon appointed as visiting professor to Osaka University in Japan

UFS expands virtual support services for its students

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Notice regarding the nomination and election of a representative of the Convocation to the UFS Council

Protecting South Africans’ personal information starts now

2020 supplementary budget: The road map to the revival of the economy

Tracing food safety between farm and fork

Loss of income due to COVID-19 significantly affects nutrition and hunger in the home

Human rights, world-making, and living under COVID-19

Prof Hussein Solomon on pandemics, plagues, and security

UFS graduation ceremonies

Prof Nico Luwes honoured with Gerhard Beukes Prize for drama

Urban and regional planner receives prestigious Stals prize

One Africa #COVID-19 Africa unite

Are universities regaining public trust?

Fast-tracking the recovery of school learning

UFS academics on COVID-19

Pandemics, new initiatives, and social work

Internationalisation at home: Perspectives from abroad

Godfrey Tenoff
National honour for Kovsie football director

Autism in the time of the novel Coronavirus

iKudu Project launches Blog

Covid-19: The impact on the education system

Coronavirus: Travelling across borders

Faculty of Education inaugurates Academic Advisory Board
Faculty of Education inaugurates Academic Advisory Board

Prof Gert van Zyl
Faculty of Health Sciences kicks off 50-year celebrations with cocktail and stories

UFS postgraduate welcoming
Welcoming postgraduate students

Daniela and Stefan
Kovsie students recognised by national quantity surveying organisation

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ARU strengthens ties with Japanese universities

Graduation Ceremonies information 2020
Bloemfontein Campus April 2020 graduation ceremonies

Student Counselling staff members
UFS Student Toolkit first of its kind in South Africa

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Strong transformational focus at faculty opening, celebrating 40 years

UFS Qwaqwa Campus opening
Qwaqwa first-year students formally welcomed to the UFS

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Clarification of urgent notice regarding accredited and non-accredited accommodation

Fragility latest news new
Symposium bridges the gap between students, staff, and management

Kovsie Act vehicle parade
2020 Kovsie ACT programme rounds off on an electrifying note!

Rassie Jacques latest news
Three Kovsies in Springbok coaching team

NSFAS FAQ LN
Everything you need to know about NSFAS Funding

Clarinet
Odeion to host international artists at Clarinet Extravaganza

New way for staff and students to learn third language
New way for staff and students to learn third language

Prof Brownhilder Neneh
‘Success is tied to the company you keep’

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Important information for prospective UFS first-year students

Kweku Bremen
Kweku flies Kovsie flag high at Universität Bremen

1000 days Latest news
Making the First 1 000 Days Count

When Academic latest news
When academics and economics meet

OSM Outreach
Music outreach programme teach valuable lessons

Choir LN
UFS Campus Choirs make a full comeback in 2020

SK Luwaca at Safety Summit for off-campus students
Off-campus students at the centre of Safety Summit

Prof Jaap Steyn book
Jaap Steyn: Book pays tribute to leading Afrikaans academic

Human Settlements
Humans the focus of human settlement conference at the UFS

Water
#WorldFoodDay: Access to water and food is a social justice issue

Department of Afrikaans and Dutch, German and French, Gert Coetzee, Volksblad, Adv Henriette Murray, Free State High Court, African Sun Media, Prof Angelique van Niekerk, Angelique van Niekerk
Expert panel shares knowledge with UFS Department of Afrikaans

Mental health
Mental Health not a conversation reserved just for October

Boyden
New astrophysics infrastructure place UFS in ‘elite bracket’

Odeion Camerata
Odeion Camerata end the year on a high note

EBW building
BCom Business and Financial Analytics qualification now open at UFS

MICT Seta Journalism grant
MICT SETA gives UFS Journalism students a stepping stone

Genetically diverse
SA animal population genetically more diverse than Europe

Khanyisa and Lefebere
Netball captain rewarded, Chawane gets UK contract

Prof Prakash Naidoo and Pakiso Mthembu
Kovsie sports stars crowned

Matriculant of the Year
2019 Matriculant of the Year hails from Polokwane

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Nomination of representative from the Qwaqwa Campus convocation and alumni to the UFS Council

Old Mutual Agricultural Student of the Year Competition
Two UFS students are winners in Old Mutual Agricultural Student of the Year competition

International conference on Right to Development
UFS hosts International Conference on the Right to Development

Latest News: Prof LenkaBula promotes partnership with German University
Prof LenkaBula promotes partnership with German University

Latest News Marne Mentz Cross-Country
UFS are new student cross-country champions

Kovsies women end fourth in Varsity Football
Kovsie women end fourth in Varsity Football

Diversity festival LN
Festival celebrates growing global footprint at UFS

Arbor
Going green: Kovsies plant 150 trees in 30 days

Smoothie Bike challenge
Kovsies pedal smoothie bike for #MentalHealth

Web logo for statements
UFS position statement on xenophobia

Netball
Kovsies netball team building up towards play-offs

Student dialogue
Student dialogue on xenophobia, cultural appropriation, and xenocentrism

Dr Hannah Gibson and Dr Kristina Riedel
Research project examines variation between Sesotho, Setswana in Free State

Louzanne Coetzee
Yet another national record for Louzanne

UFS-UCT workshop
UFS/UCT workshops equip MMed students with research skills

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How British imperialism shaped South Africa’s education

Lynique Bredenkamp and Yolandi Stander
Two medals for Kovsie athletes at African Games

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Opening of 2020 National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) applications

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Notice regarding the nomination and election of representatives of the Convocation to the UFS Council

3MT competition
UFS 3MT-thesis winners braced for national contest

Student Toolkit
UFS launches its first-ever Student Toolkit

Kovsie Netball
Varsity Netball 2019: Follow 2018’s recipe, says UFS captain

Shoes project
#KovsieCare: UFS student requests tackie donations for poor school kids

Yoga
Yoga Yodas create calm and improve mental fitness at UFS

Entrepreneurship Intervarsity
Two Kovsies in Entrepreneurship Intervarsity finals

Prof Albert Weideman
Lifetime achievement for UFS language guru, Prof Albert Weideman

Research Group
New research forum to serve as interdisciplinary umbrella network

Red Square
Eco-friendly facelift for Red Square

Drone Research
UFS researcher makes MAGIC for the mining industry

Student Safety
Student safety top priority at Kovsies

HR Kovsie Care
#KovsiesCare: HR prioritises mental health in the workplace

Dave Lubbe
Prof Dave Lubbe honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

Human Rights KovsiesCare
#KovsiesCare: Human Rights Ambassadors programme creates open dialogue

Ivor Swartz
#KovsiesCare: Former gangster touches lives of Heidedal learners

Latest News Monyetla Winter School
FSDoE praises inclusive education on UFS South Campus

UFS Mens hockey
Solid performances by Kovsies at USSA Championships

Prof McCowan
The role of universities in a post-development world

Dr Ufok Samson-Akpan and Dr Ekaete Benedict.
Education is the thread for PhD graduate’s family

Entrepreneurship
UFS students progress to next stage of Entrepreneurship Intervarsity

Drilling rig
Geology receives funding to explore most valuable mineral provinces on Earth

Braam van Wyk
Kovsie coach to assist Ghana hockey

Universities Consortium Launch
UFS hosts launch of Universities Consortium

KovsieApp
The Future Is Here: Download the KovsieApp

Physics research
Research explores solution for electricity generation

Economics of air
What are the economics of air?

marathons
Tough, but good, says Louzanne about marathons

Judge President Musi
'Courts must embrace 4IR', says Judge President Musi

Epistemic Justice
Epistemic justice is crucial for a sustainable democratic future

Outeniqua residence
Housing and Residence Affairs promotes quality accommodation for students

Absa supports UFS graduates
Absa supports UFS students through to graduation

Open Day
Your future is here; this is the place to be, future Kovsies are told

Lefébre Rademan
More success for netballers in different competition?

Student
Crime dialogue elicits commitment to ensure tighter security

Lynique Beneke
Long jumper Lynique dreams big

Government to enhance PhD production
Government to enhance PhD production

FNB Grant
Students with disabilities thrive with support of FNB grant

Social Justice week
Important discussions during UFS Social Justice Week

Art exibition
National Lotteries Commission funded projects, the pride of UFS

Spontaneous Science ambassador
Spontaneous Science ambassadors bring message home

Andrew Lane
Industry expert Andrew Lane talks future of Mining industry in SA

Dr Faith Mkwananzi
Book gives compelling account of migrants’ education

Vishuis
Vishuis aiming for number seven

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Agreement between UFS management and the ISRC regarding deregistration process

Career Services
UFS Career Services develops employable students

CUADS
Disability support taken up a few notches on Qwaqwa Campus

Ergonomics
Ergonomics – making your space practical and comfortable

Leading women honoured at faculty opening —STORY EUGENE SEEGERS
Leading women honoured at faculty opening

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UPDATE: General NSFAS information

Tsietsi Ngobese
Graduate survives horrific road accident

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