The Centre for
Military Studies (CEMIS) was established in 1990 under the aegis of
Stellenbosch University and the SANDF as an integral part of the contractual
agreement between Stellenbosch University and the SANDF as approved by the US
Senate and Board since 1996. CEMIS is housed within the Faculty of Military
Science at Saldanha.
CEMIS prides itself on its multi- and interdisciplinary research philosophy and
focuses on high research and scientific standards, international academic
citizenship and best-practice research processes with concrete deliverables
while enhancing a national and international research profile.
CEMIS values includes intellectual independence, a research driven framework,
integrity in research, high ethical standards and the widest possible
dissemination and transfer of knowledge generated by its core team. CEMIS
abides by the ethical norms and requirements for social scientific research and
undertakes and produce knowledge from open and public sources.
The exchange of knowledge on security trends, guidance to researchers and
students active in the security field and contributions on civil-military relations
and aspects of continental conflict takes place through joint projects with
international and national peers. Knowledge created is disseminated through
conference-participation, publications, digital media and workshops. Projects
that focus on third stream income and the creation of new knowledge deserve