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 30,365 (2012)[3]
Undergraduates 28,219
Postgraduates 2,116
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]

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 30,000 students enrolled.[5]


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 enrollment[edit]

All students at the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane are full-time, contact students, and there are no distance or part-time students. In 2006 the majority (14,141) are national citizens and the remainder (58) are international students from outside of the SADC region.[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

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