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Vision & Mission


The Department of Genetics represents an interdisciplinary group of researchers and post-graduate students that focus on research opportunities in plant, animal and human genetics.

The mission of the Department is to cultivate an environment in which Genetics as core science, can serve as basis for the creative development of human resources to benefit the individual, the broader society, as well as the environment as a whole. To achieve this and develop Genetics as corner-stone of biological science at the University of Stellenbosch, we aim to deliver quality research, creative teaching and outstanding and responsible service delivery to our community and environment.