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Kinshasa University

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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The UNIKIN or University of Kinshasa is also called Lovanium. It is because it was first started by... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Steeve P
via mobile
Old Site - not worth the trip

Very old site- roads are in bad shape. It is very sad to see that no work is done to freshen up the... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2015
Shirley K
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MACHELEN, Belgium
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One of few tourist attractions in Kinshasa, Kinshasa University preserves interesting artifacts and historical records in its museums.
  • Excellent9%
  • Very good9%
  • Average55%
  • Poor27%
  • Terrible0%
24 Feb 2018
“Worth a visit”
23 Aug 2015
“Old Site - not worth the trip”
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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

The UNIKIN or University of Kinshasa is also called Lovanium. It is because it was first started by professors from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium), in 1954. Some buildings were later added. Until 1989, this university was recognized abroad. Today, it is still the...More

Thank Steeve P
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Reviewed 24 August 2015

Very old site- roads are in bad shape. It is very sad to see that no work is done to freshen up the buildings.

Thank Shirley K
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Reviewed 6 September 2014

For a university it is nicely built and large. The area is very congested with traffic so plan on being caught in crowds. As with most universities, it has very limited funds so many of the buildings are a bit distressed. I was told that...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2013

I had a good meeting with the prof I needed to meet and he was a good source of information. Everyone was very helpful.

Thank Nicole I
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

The Kinshasa univeristy (the "Lovanium") is the big public university of Kinshasa occupying a sprawling hilly area. Some parts date from the 50s and 60s and have some archeological charm. However most of the university is in bad need of maintenance and money. The roads...More

3  Thank Martijn t
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