Social Impact, Transformation & Personnel
- Prof Nico Koopman
The Division for Social Impact and Transformation, the Divisions for Human Resources and Campus Health Service form part of the responsibility centre of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Social Impact, Transformation and Personnel.
One of the roles of the Division for Social Impact is to initiate and manage partnerships with the community. This facilitates cooperation among various parties and enables a two-way learning process. Service learning within academic environments, which implies linkages with research and teaching, constitutes another important component of social impact.
This responsibility centre also manages memorandums of understanding with several municipalities, as well as partnerships with, inter alia, the Department of Defence, the Department of Health, the Cape Higher Education Consortium (CHEC), non-governmental organisations and provincial departments of education.
The Division for Human Resources focuses on professional and streamlined service delivery in support of Stellenbosch University's strategic initiatives, including staff success, broadening the knowledge base, employment equity and diversity.
Campus Health Service
The Campus Health Service delivers a professional medical service to students and staff, and ties in with Stellenbosch University's wellbeing imperative. The unit's activities include dealing with injuries sustained while on duty as well as occupational health. It also enjoys local and international recognition for its excellence in the field of sports injuries.