Where are we heading?

Vision


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 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?

Goals

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


UFS News
On Social Media, Racism, and Cannabis
On Social Media, Racism, and Cannabis

Thought-provoking topics at Fifth Annual International Mercantile Law Conference.

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MT Steyn statue: Process going forward

UFS Council to deliberate on recommendations about MT Steyn statue on 23 November 2018.

Our Relentless Water Dilemma
Our Relentless Water Dilemma

Environmental Law Association takes critical look at Bloemfontein’s water situation.

Grassroots Champions Rising Above Challenges
Grassroots Champions: Rising Above Challenges

Graduates of Global University of Lifelong Learning’s non-academic learning programme honoured.

PhD students compete in three-minute thesis competition
PhD students compete in three-minute thesis competition

Great minds showing what they’re made of.

Promoting postgraduate excellence in research and innovative thinking
Promoting postgraduate excellence in research and innovative thinking

Inaugural Postgraduate Academic Conference strives to empower and inspire.

UFS pays tribute to former Rector
UFS pays tribute to former Rector

Prof Stef Coetzee passed away.

Dr Annamarie van Jaarsveld believes occupational therapy is important-small
Occupational therapy promotes health and well-being

Occupational Therapy is deeper than we could see.

Kovsie Netball star selected to the national team
Kovsie Netball star selected to the national team

Testing her skills with the best on the international court.

UFS Postgraduate Education students attend orientation programme-Small
UFS Postgraduate Education students attend orientation programme

Showing prospective teachers what to expect.

Conference evaluates impact of academia on public sector-Small
Conference evaluates impact of academia on public sector

A close look into the state and public administration

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Town planning: How McDonald’s did it

Top brand shares how to in town planning.

UFS launch student business incubator project
UFS launch student business incubator project

Prof Johan Venter monitors an experiment during a Chemistry magic
Chemistry lab on South Campus a UFS first

New facility will relieve the strain on existing venues.

Researching inequalities and higher education
Researching inequalities and higher education: towards human development for all

Scholars dissect education-related issues affecting development.

Prof Ashok Chapagain, recently appointed as Senior-small
New Senior Professor joins UFS Department of Agricultural Economics

University established at forefront of water research.

Empowering students to speak up about sexual violations-Small
Empowering students to speak up about sexual violations

Sexual and gender-based violence dialogue dissects policy.

UFS BRICS-PLUS tackles global challenges-Small
UFS BRICS-PLUS tackles global challenges

Conference convenes on water, food and health.

Better yourself at Adelaide Tambo Public Library-Small
Better yourself at Adelaide Tambo Public Library

Better yourself at Adelaide Tambo Public Library

Prof Charles Ngwena is a former professor
Book raises critical questions on meaning of ‘Africanness’

Prof Charles Ngwena’s new book delves into issues of decolonisation, race, ethnicity and identity.

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