Is STADIO Higher Education a private university?
In South Africa, registered private institutions that offer higher education may not call themselves private universities, and are referred to as private higher education institutions. In the future, once legislation allows for it, STADIO will apply for private university status.
Why was STADIO Higher Education established?
Most private higher education institutions in South Africa have a narrow focus, usually offering a range of qualifications in a single field. LISOF specialised in fashion, Prestige Academy focused on business, IT and design studies, Southern Business School specialised in commerce and law, while Embury was a specialist teacher training institution. Also, institutions usually either offer qualifications on a campus or through distance learning. With the establishment of STADIO Higher Education, we can now offer students a wide range of qualifications through various modes of delivery (campus-based, distance learning, or online learning).
Who owns STADIO Higher Education?
STADIO Higher Education is owned by STADIO Holdings, an investment holdings company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). STADIO Holdings started as a subsidiary of the private schooling group Curro Holdings, but STADIO Holdings unbundled from Curro in 2017. STADIO Holdings also owns 100% of AFDA, the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (www.afda.co.za) and 82,7% of Milpark Education (www.milpark.ac.za).
Who is STADIO Higher Education?
STADIO Higher Education is a new private higher education institution that was established when four institutions merged in 2020, namely LISOF, Prestige Academy, Southern Business School, and Embury. These four institutions have more than 100 years combined experienced in higher education.
What faculties and schools do you have?
STADIO Higher Education has the following faculties, with their specialist schools:
The Faculty of Arts & Design offers two schools namely; School of Fashion and School of Media & Design
The Faculty of Commerce, Administration & Management offers three schools namely; School of Administration & Management, School of Commerce, School of Management for Safety in Society
The Faculty of Education offers one school namely, School of Education
The Faculty of Law offers one school namely; School of Law
The Faculty of Science and Technologies offers one school namely; School of Information Technology
Are you planning any new faculties or schools?
Yes, we plan to launch a new faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment by 2022, and a new School of Engineering under the Faculty of Science and Technologies by 2023.
Where are your campuses?
STADIO Higher Education has eights campuses in South Africa, and two in Namibia. List of campuses, with their previous institution name:
Bellville (Cape Town) formerly Prestige Academy
Centurian (Pretoria) formerly Prestige Academy
Hatfield (Pretoria) formerly LISOF
Krugersdorp (Johannesburg) formerly SBS
Montana (Pretoria) formerly Embury
Musgrave (Durban) formerly Embury
Randburg (Johannesburg) formerly LISOF
Waterfall (Midrand) formerly Embury
Windhoek (Namibia) formerly SBS
Ongwediva (Namibia) formerly SBS