Why Eagi?


We, as the NWU, pride ourselves on offering high-quality academic programmes and a vibrant student life.


Keeping that in mind, there is no better symbol than our mascot, Eagi, to represent the brand attributes of a unitary NWU.


The eagle has a positive meaning across many cultures. It represents positive traits that perfectly match the NWU’s strategy and objectives. They include success, aspiration, courage, expansion, renewed life, leadership and freedom.


Our students and staff are leaders and visionaries who focus strongly on excellence in teaching and learning, and research and innovation.


Eagi symbolises our commitment to approaching life creatively and soaring above the rest. He reflects our talent for finding new opportunities to excel and continuously improve.


Eagi also embodies the importance of implementing ethics in everything we do, reflecting the value-driven nature of the NWU.

News from Eagi

In the next editions of the NWU & U, Eagi, our NWU mascot, is going to help you keep up to date with everything that happens at the NWU.

So, without further ado, let’s go to our newsroom, where Eagi will give you a bird's eye view of the NWU.


We trust that you will find the following stories interesting and informative:

NWU among the best for research publication outputs

The NWU is among the best universities in the country in terms of the overall research publication output units per institution.


Look out for fourth Autism Symposium

The Institute of Psychology and Wellbeing at the NWU hosts its fourth Autism Symposium on 8 and 9 July this year. The NWU and Autism South Africa are jointly presenting the event.


Alumni appointed to Municipal Demarcation Board

President Cyril Ramaphosa recently appointed two NWU alumni to the Municipal Demarcation Board.

South Africa’s First Lady attends NWU graduation

The First Lady of South Africa, Dr Tshepo Motsepe, recently attended one of the graduation ceremonies on the campus in Vanderbijlpark. Dr Motsepe is married to the president of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa.


NWU snaps up USSA crown

First the Varsity Athletics crown and now the University Sports South Africa (USSA) champion. Needless to say – the NWU is the best university athletics team in South Africa.





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NWU mascot Eagi is a one-of-a-kind eagle, fashioned on traits of the Fish Eagle, Bateleur and African Crowned Eagle.



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