Our postdoctoral research fellows are productive and valuable members of Stellenbosch University. They make a substantial contribution towards meeting research output and capacity development goals, both at national and international level. International postdocs enhance the internationalisation of SU, and have the potential to strengthen international research collaboration networks. The main goal of a postdoctoral research fellowship remains the development and honing of research and professional skills in preparation for a future academic or other professional career. Each postdoc at SU is supervised and mentored by a host and accommodated within an academic department or unit at the University. Stellenbosch University also has a very active Postdoctoral Society. An important function of the Society is to facilitate networks and created a platform where fellows can support each other. SU currently has 280 postdocs from all over the world.