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Kinshasa University

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Ranked #10 of 15 Attractions in Kinshasa
Description: One of few tourist attractions in Kinshasa, Kinshasa University preserves interesting artifacts and historical records in its museums.
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the prairie
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 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 it has a large museum-but did not see it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 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.

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Yaounde, Cameroon
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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 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 are poor and the buildings crumbling. Student housing is so insufficient there is serious overcrowding.... More

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