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

UFS News
Histories of whites beyond whiteness the focus of inaugural lecture
Histories of whites beyond whiteness the focus of inaugural lecture

Researcher proposes that histories of whites must more properly be histories of race.

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Future of South Africa discussed at UFS peace conference
Future of South Africa discussed at UFS peace conference

“The future of Africa will be determined by politics”

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Prof Sampie Terreblanche inspired many undergraduate students to become economists
Prof Sampie Terreblanche inspired many undergraduate students to become economists

He will be remembered for his advocacy of socio-economic and -political reform.

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Returning and current students - Important information regarding 2018 UFS tuition fees
Returning and current students - Important information regarding 2018 UFS tuition fees

Further to the email concerning fees for 2018.

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