Where are we heading?

Vision


A university recognised across the world for excellence in academic achievement and human reconciliation. 

Vision UFS

Our motto

IN VERITATE SAPIENTIAE LUX
(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?

Mission

The university will pursue this vision through its mission:

  • Setting the highest standards for undergraduate and postgraduate education.
  • Recruiting the best and most diverse students and professors into the university.
  • Advancing excellence in the scholarship of research, teaching, and public service.
  • Demonstrating in everyday practice the value of human togetherness and solidarity across social and historical divides.
  • Advancing social justice by creating multiple opportunities for disadvantaged students to access the university.
  • Promoting innovation, distinctiveness, and leadership in both academic and human pursuits.
  • Establishing transparent opportunities in lifelong learning for academic and support staff.
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While we’re getting there:

Values

The following five core values represent deeply-held commitments that inform every policy and steer every action. These values underpin both the Academic Project and the Human Project of this university.

  • Superior Scholarship
  • Human Embrace
  • Institutional Distinctiveness
  • Emergent Leadership
  • Public Service

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Applications for 2019 are now open
Applications for 2019 are now open

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Responses to the report on the handling of student protests during October 2017
Responses to the report on the handling of student protests during October 2017

The Central SRC and Rectorate provided responses to the report during a public presentation

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Posts on social media about alleged sexual harassment of former UFS employee
Posts on social media about alleged sexual harassment of former UFS employee

UFS has zero tolerance towards sexual harassment, sexual assault, and the victimisation of individuals

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Lecture explores African cultural practices that violate human rights
Lecture explores African cultural practices that violate human rights

Practices violating the human rights of women and girls discussed

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