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Vision & Strategy

Our Vision and Strategy is guided by Vision 2040 and Strategic Framework 2019-2024, which is divided into:

Vision 2040

Strategic Framework: 2019 – 2024


We have also accepted a Restitution statement in our Centenary year (2018).



Our vision

Stellenbosch University will be Africa's leading research-intensive university, globally recognised as excellent, inclusive and innovative, where we advance knowledge in service of society.

Umbono Wethu

​IYunivesithi yaseStellenbosch iya kuba
yiyunivesithi egxininisa kuphando nekhokelayo eAfrika, neyamkelwa kwihlabathi lonke njengegqwesileyo, equkayo neyenza inguqulelo ezintsha, nalapho ulwazi olusiqhubela phambili lunika iinkonzo kuluntu.

Ons visie

Die Universiteit Stellenbosch sal Afrika se voorste navorsingsintensiewe universiteit wees wat wêreldwyd as uitnemend, inklusief en innoverend erken word en waar ons kennis tot diens van die samelewing bevorder.



Our mission

Stellenbosch University is a research-intensive university, where we attract outstanding students, employ talented staff and provide a world-class environment; a place connected to the world, while enriching and transforming local, continental and global communities.

Ubizo lwethu

IYunivesithi yaseStellenbosch yiyunivesithi egxininise kuphando nalapho sitsala abafundi abagqwesileyo, siqesha abasebenzi abanesiphiwo kwaye sibonelela ngemeko ekwinqanaba lehlabathi; indawo eqhagamshelana nehlabathi, ngeli lixa ityebisa ngophuhliso kwaye iguqula uluntu lwendawo, elizwekazi nolwehlabathi.

Ons missie

Die Universiteit Stellenbosch is 'n navorsings-intensiewe universiteit wat uitmuntende studente lok, talentvolle personeel aanstel en 'n wêreldklasomgewing bied; 'n plek wat met die wêreld verbind is en gemeenskappe plaaslik, op die vasteland en in die res van die wêreld verryk en transformeer.



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Restitution statement (2018)

Stellenbosch University (SU) acknowledges its inextricable connection with generations past, present and future. In the 2018 Centenary Year, SU celebrates its many successes and achievements. SU simultaneously acknowledges its contribution towards the injustices of the past. For this we have deep regret. We apologise unreservedly to the communities and individuals who were excluded from the historical privileges that SU enjoyed and we honour the critical Matie voices of the time who would not be silenced. In responsibility towards the present and future generations, SU commits itself unconditionally to the ideal of an inclusive world-class university in and for Africa.

Ilizwi ngembuyiselo (2018)

IYunivesithi yaseStellenbosch (SU) iyavuma ngezinto ezingazange zisonjululwe phakathi kwayo nesizukulwana esidlulileyo, esangoku nezizayo. Kumnyaka ka-2018 wokugqiba iNkulungwane, i-SU ibhiyozela impumelelo nokufezekisa kwayo izinto ezininzi. Kwangaxeshanye, i-SU iyalivuma igalelo layo kwizenzo ezichasene nobulungisa zexesha elidlulileyo. Ngelo galelo siyazisola kakhulu. Siyaxolisa ngokungazenzisiyo kuluntu nakubantu abazivinjwayo iinyhweba zembali ezazisonwatyelwa yi-SU kwaye siwahlonipha kakhulu amazwi eeMatie angelo xesha angazange avume ukuvalwa imilomo. Ukubonakalisa inkathalo ngokujoliswe kwisizukulwana sangoku nesizayo, i-SU iyazibophelela ngokungagungqiyo ukubandakanya bonke abalungele ukuxhamla kwiYunivesithi equka wonke ubani nekwizinga lehlabathi, phakathi eAfrika neyeyeAfrika ngokunjalo.

Restitusiestelling (2018)

Die Universiteit Stellenbosch (US) erken sy onlosmaaklike verbondenheid met die geslagte van die verlede, hede en toekoms. In die 2018 Eeufeesjaar vier die US sy talle suksesse en prestasies. Die US erken terselfdertyd sy bydrae tot die onreg van die verlede. Hieroor het ons diepe berou. Ons vra sonder voorbehoud om verskoning aan die gemeenskappe en individue wat uitgesluit was van die historiese voorregte wat die US geniet het en ons huldig die kritiese Matie-stemme wat nie tot swye gebring kon word nie. In verantwoordelikheid teenoor die huidige en toekomstige geslagte, verbind die US hom onvoorwaardelik tot die ideaal van 'n inklusiewe wêreldklas-universiteit in en vir Afrika.



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A thriving Stellenbosch University
IYunivesithi yaseStellenbosch ephumelelayo

'n Florerende Universiteit Stellenbosch

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A transformative student experience
Amava enguqu yomfundi
'n Transformerende studente-ervaring

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Purposeful partnerships and inclusive networks
Uthelelwano oluneenjongo nobambiswano oluqukayo
Doelgerigte vennootskappe en inklusiewe netwerke
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Networked and collaborative teaching and learning
Ubambiswano nentsebenziswano ngokufunda nokufundisa
Genetwerkte en samewerkende onderrig en leer

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Research for impact
Uphando olunempembelelo
Navorsing vir impak

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Employer of choice
Umqeshi okhethekayo
Voorkeurwerkgewer