Rhodes University

Global Influence
Public research university in Grahamstown, South Africa

About Rhodes University

According to Wikipedia, Rhodes University is a public research university located in Makhanda in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. It is one of four universities in the province. Established in 1904, Rhodes University is the province's oldest university, and it is the sixth oldest South African university in continuous operation, being preceded by the University of the Free State , University of Witwatersrand , University of South Africa as the University of the Cape of Good Hope, Stellenbosch University and the University of Cape Town . Rhodes was founded in 1904 as Rhodes University College, named after Cecil Rhodes, through a grant from the Rhodes Trust. It became a constituent college of the University of South Africa in 1918 before becoming an independent university in 1951.

Rhodes University's Online Degrees

What Is Rhodes University Known For?

Rhodes University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Rhodes University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Rhodes University's Most Influential Alumni?

Rhodes University's most influential alumni include professors and professionals in the fields of Communications, Anthropology, and Sociology. Here are some of Rhodes University's most famous alumni:

Trevor Hastie
Trevor Hastie
An American statistician and computer scientist.
Ian Smith
Ian Smith
A Prime Minister of Rhodesia .
Wilbur Smith
Wilbur Smith
A South African novelist.
Max Theiler
Max Theiler
A South African-American virologist and doctor.
Chris Hani
An Anti-apartheid activist .
John McCormick
An American political scientist.
Herbert Kretzmer
An English journalist and lyricist .
Alex Boraine
A South African politician .
Dion Forster
Dion Forster
A South African clergyman.
Michael Nuttall
A South African bishop.
Edmund Morris
An American writer.
Basil Schonland
Basil Schonland
A South African physicist.

Who Are Rhodes University's Most Influential Faculty?

Rhodes University's most influential faculty include professors in the fields of Communications, Anthropology, and Sociology. Here are some of Rhodes University's most famous alumni:

Raymond Suttner
A South African activist, academic and journalist.
Tebello Nyokong
A South African chemist and professor.
J. L. B. Smith
A South African ichthyologist.
Janice Limson
A South African academic and biotechnologist.
Margaret Mary Smith
Margaret Mary Smith
A British ichthyologist and illustrator .
Margaret Ballinger
A South African politician.
David Webster
A South African anthropologist .
Mary Pocock
A South African phycologist .
Amy Jacot Guillarmod
Amy Jacot Guillarmod
A South African botanist .
Charlie M. Shackleton
A Researcher.
Lucien van der Walt
A South African writer and professor of Sociology.
Brian Dollery
A Researcher.

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