Welcome to Stellenbosch University

Vision & Mission



To be a place where fundamental change is brought about in our students, ourselves, our environment and in the way we understand life at the molecular level.​



​​Our mission is…​​

to foster a culture of scientific inquiry, critical thinking and debate;

to create, through participatory management, a working environment in which everyone can develop to his or her full potential;

to educate students in fundamental knowledge and the application of the scientific method;

to extend the fundamental knowledge of biochemistry by leading and innovative research, to create a positive impact on society and industry;

to follow a multidisciplinary research strategy by harnessing the diversity of expertise within the department;

to use our central position within the faculty and university to bring about change through innovative and novel approaches to teaching and learning. ​




​​Integrity/Ethics/Honesty                Respect for the individual                 Communication                 Accountability​