Rector & Vice-Chancellor – Prof Wim de Villiers
Stellenbosch University (SU) is a well-established institution that
has an excellent record in all three of its core functions – research
and innovation, learning and teaching, as well as social impact. Here we
produce reliable and relevant knowledge, develop human potential, and
forge meaningful partnerships with the rest of society. All of this
makes SU a jewel in the crown of higher education in South Africa.
order to maintain this level of performance, SU pursues an inspiring
vision – to be Africa’s leading research-intensive university, globally
recognised as excellent, inclusive and innovative, where we advance
knowledge in service of society.
Around the world, universities
are facing major challenges, and SU is no exception. How do we remain
relevant amidst rapid change? How do we utilise new information
technology, yet maintain academic excellence? How do we prepare our
students for success in an uncertain future? How do we ensure our
continued existence under trying economic circumstances?
be innovative and flexible in our approach, not only to survive but to
flourish. Sustained transformation is essential for any university worth
its salt and aiming to be sustainable.
Over a hundred years
after our official inception in 1918, SU is once again on an exciting
journey into the future. We are well placed to be an important meeting
point between Africa and the rest of the world. For this we have the
visionary leadership and the unselfish dedication of our predecessors to
thank. Now we are resolutely moving forward together.
Wim de VilliersContact
Ms Wildré Kok
Tel: +27 21 808 4490