Eduardo Mondlane University

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Eduardo Mondlane University
Portuguese: Universidade Eduardo Mondlane
Type Public
Established 21 August 1962[1]
Rector Orlando António Quilambo, PhD[2]
Students 39,078 (2015)[3]
Undergraduates 35,809
Postgraduates 3,207
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Location Maputo, Mozambique
25°58′00″S 32°35′00″E / 25.9667°S 32.5833°E / -25.9667; 32.5833Coordinates: 25°58′00″S 32°35′00″E / 25.9667°S 32.5833°E / -25.9667; 32.5833
Affiliations AAU[4]
Website www.uem.mz

The Eduardo Mondlane University (Portuguese: Universidade Eduardo Mondlane; UEM) is the oldest and largest university in Mozambique. The UEM is located in Maputo and has about 40,000 students enrolled. [5]


History[edit]

Eduardo Mondlane University

The institution was set up as a center for higher education in 1962 in what was then Lourenço Marques, the capital of Portugal's overseas province of Mozambique. Founded by the time of Overseas Minister Adriano Moreira, it was called Estudos Gerais Universitários de Moçambique (Mozambique General University Studies)[1] after Studium Generale; in 1968 it became the Universidade de Lourenço Marques (University of Lourenço Marques).[6] After Mozambique became independent in 1975, the city was renamed "Maputo" and the university was renamed in honor of Frelimo leader Eduardo Mondlane in 1976.[6]

Student enrolment[edit]

All students at the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane are full-time, contact students. As of 2015, the university consists of around 40,000 students, of which around 3,300 are pursuing postgraduate courses [7]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Mari Alkatiri, The first Prime Minister of Timor Leste[8]
  • U. Aswathanarayana, Honorary Director of the Mahadevan International Centre for Water Resources Management, India
  • Mia Couto, Mozambican author, poet, journalist, and biologist

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nota Histórica (History)" (in Portuguese). uem.mz. 
  2. ^ "Reitor da Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (Rector of Eduardo Mondlane University)" (in Portuguese). uem.mz. 
  3. ^ "UEM em números - 2015". Universidade Eduardo Mondlane. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  4. ^ "Member Universities". Association of African Universities. Archived from the original on 19 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "UEM em números - 2015". Universidade Eduardo Mondlane. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  6. ^ a b "History of Eduardo Mondlane University". uem.mz. Archived from the original on 3 March 2009. Retrieved 11 November 2017. 
  7. ^ "UEM em Números - 2015". Universidade Eduardo Mondlane. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  8. ^ "Mari Alkatiri: Berterimakasilah pada Fretilin". teguhtimur.com. 5 March 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2017. 

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