Stellenbosch University is tackling the challenges facing our world and society in new and innovative ways. The engaged research portfolio helps to connect the university's multidisciplinary research expertise with business, government, non-governmental organisations, and the wider community.
The Division for Social Impact engages these diverse groups to work with the university and match the needs of the society with university research in order to deliver relevant and excellent research and create innovative solutions that positively impact lives, livelihoods, society and the environment.
The DSI works with external stakeholders in a number of ways, formally and informally, through Memoranda of Understanding (MOU's); Service Level Agreements (SLA's); and various Engagement Forums.
The Division provides capacity building workshops and short courses for our academics and graduate students who conduct or intend to conduct engaged research. The division also manages internal and external incentives for engaged research.