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The Namibia Institution of Science and Technology (NUST), originally known as Polytechnic of Namibia, is a public university located in the city of Windhoek, Namibia. Its vice-chancellor in interim status is Andrew Niikondo. Tjama Tjivikua, the original vice chancellor of NUST, served in that capacity until March 2019. After serving on an interim basis for two months, Erold Naomab was named vice chancellor in January 2021. Peter Katjavivi is the university’s chancellor, a purely ceremonial position. 

Other nameNUST
Motto in EnglishTechnology and development
TypePublic university
ChancellorPeter Katjavivi
Vice-ChancellorErold Naomab
Academic staff≥300
Administrative staff670 (including faculty)
LocationWindhoek, Khomas Region, Namibia


Faculty of Computing and Informatics

Build up national capacity in ICT, through innovative, dynamic, responsive and effective education and training with up to date courses, modern technology and applied research.

Faculty of Engineering

We strive to take a leading role to the technological development and innovation of this nation.

Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences

The Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences provides professional programmes aimed at production of cadres concerned with improving public health through; diagnosis (patient care and management), Emergency Medical Care and care for the environment, also taking on board Basic Sciences and Mathematics.

Faculty of Human Sciences

The Faculty of Human Sciences mainly aims at promoting personal and academic advancement of students through provision of quality education and training. We teach skills required in coping with the demands of the work place thus contributing towards sustainable national development.

Faculty of Management Sciences

The educational experience in the undergraduate and graduate levels is designed to provide students with the intellectual flexibility to be successful in a dynamic business environment.

Faculty of Natural Resources and Spatial Sciences

With a modern student friendly learning environment and an up-to-date curriculum and facilities, the faculty strives to provide the best learning experience to our students.

Harold Pupkewitz Graduate School of Business

The Harold Pupkewitz Graduate School of Business (HP-GSB) seeks to maximize the institution’s contribution to social, intellectual and economic development of Namibia and SADC. Thus the vision of the HP-GSB is: Being an innovative Business School Competitive with Africa’s Best and Educating Leaders for Namibia’s Business Advancement.