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​SU has set itself the vision to be established as a leading research-intensive university on the African continent by pursuing excellence and remaining at the forefront of its chosen focal areas, by gaining national and international standing on the basis of its research outputs, by being relevant to the needs of the community, and by being enterprising, innovative and self-renewing.

According to the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), Stellenbosch University is nationally the most productive university in terms of research publications per capita (for the third year in a row) and weighted research outputs (research publications, masters and doctoral degrees awarded) per capita (for the eighth year in a row).

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