1972 (successor to Indian University College [Salisbury Island], established in 1961)
The University of Durban-Westville was a university situated in Westville, Durban, which opened 1972. It is now one of the campuses of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Known as UDW, it was initially established for Indians, as during apartheid there were few universities that admitted non-White students. Prior to the building of UDW, Indian students traveled by ferry to a facility at Salisbury Island, which had been established in 1961 as the University College for Indians UDW offered degrees in commerce, law, engineering, and many sciences. Later on an indoor sports centre was built, which hosted many national sporting events. UDW was the hub of many student anti-apartheid political rallies.