Welcome to Stellenbosch University

Vision & Mission



To be a place where fundamental change is brought about in our students, ourselves, our environment and in the way we understand life at the molecular level.



​​Our mission is…​​

to foster a culture of scientific inquiry, critical thinking and debate;

to create, through participatory management, a working environment in which everyone can develop to his or her full potential;

to educate students in fundamental knowledge and the application of the scientific method;

to extend the fundamental knowledge of biochemistry by leading and innovative research, to the advantage of the community and industry;

to follow a multidisciplinary research strategy by harnessing the diversity of expertise within the department;

to use our central position within the faculty and university to bring about change through innovative and novel approaches to outcomes-based education.​​