Research, Innovation and Postgraduate Studies
As a well-established research-intensive institution on the African continent, Stellenbosch University is making a significant contribution towards the broadening of the global knowledge base. Our vision is to be globally recognised as excellent, inclusive and innovative, where we advance knowledge in service of society. We continue to strive towards our ideal of making a global impact in areas of local relevance through our research achievements.
Through consistent transformation, we wish to broaden access to our University, maintain our excellence, and increase our social impact to contribute to a society of social justice and equal opportunities. Research is a transformative activity with the power to change the world. Stellenbosch University's academics, postdoctoral research fellows and postgraduate students, through their future-oriented and innovative ideas and work, are breaking ground to build healthy, strong and sustainable communities.
In 2018, SU also adopted its Vision 2040 and Strategic Framework 2019 – 2024. It sets out the institutional vision and strategy towards 2040 and confirms our intent to be Africa`s leading research-intensive university, globally recognised as excellent, inclusive and innovative, where we advance knowledge in service of society.