CUT ( Technikon Free State) opened its doors in 1981 with 285 students. In 2004, restructuring of the higher education landscape allowed CUT to change its “technikon” status to a name that is a true reflection of what the university stands for: Central University of Technology, Free State.
The University of the Free State is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in South Africa. It opened its doors in 1904 on the Bloemfontein Campus with a mere six students in the Humanities. Since then, our institution has grown to more than 34 127 students, spread across seven faculties over three campuses.