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Vision 2040 and Strategic Framework 2019–2024

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​Vision 2040​

Vision​

Stellenbosch University will be Africa’s leading researchintensive university, globally recognised as excellent, inclusive and innovative, where we advance knowledge in service of society.​

Values

Our values relate to the beliefs and attitudes that guide our behaviour (‘our action guides’). All of the values are equally important, are interconnected and will inform SU’s ethics code.

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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.​
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Attributes​

Our attributes define the qualities and characteristics of the University. The following eight attributes embody what we stand for:

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Enablers

Enablers are the elements that make everything possible. They describe the capabilities, forces and resources that contribute to Stellenbosch University’s success. Achieving our vision and mission and implementing Strategic Framework 2019–2024 will not be possible without the enablers of:

  • people (staff and students);
  • purpose;
  • technology;
  • infrastructure;
  • ​​sound finance;
  • good governance; and
  • good communication.

Strategic Framework 2019–2024​​

Core Strategic Themes​

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A TRANSFORMATIVE STUDENT
EXPERIENCE
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NETWORKED AND COLLABORATIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING
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RESEARCH FOR IMPACT
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PURPOSEFUL PARTNERSHIPS AND INCLUSIVE NETWORKS
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EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
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A THRIVING
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Previous Strategic Documents


Institutional Intent and Strategy 2013-2018 

​​​Strategic Framework