Where are we heading?


The UFS is a research-led, student-centred and regionally-engaged university that contributes to development and social justice through the production of globally competitive graduates and knowledge.

Vision UFS

Our motto

(In Truth is the Light of Wisdom)
Why is this important?

Our vision, mission, and values help us to ‘keep our eye on the ball’. This is where we start when we make decisions, plan our future, and evaluate what we have done.

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How will we get there?


The university will pursue this vision through its goals:

  • Improve student success and well-being
  • Renew and transform the curriculum
  • Increase UFS contribution to local, regional and global knowledge
  • Support development and social justice through engaged scholarship
  • Increase the efficiency and effectiveness of governance and support systems
  • Achieve financial sustainability
  • Advance an institutional culture that demonstrates the values of the UFS
Mission UFS