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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UFS supports its international students

We have reached out to our Zimbabwean students on campus, and will assist where necessary.

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Invitation to a meeting of the UFS Convocation
Invitation to a meeting of the UFS Convocation

Meeting of the Convocation to take place on Monday 27 November 2017 in the Albert Wessels Auditorium.

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Tutu-Jonker Prestige Lecture Series tackles reconciliation
Tutu-Jonker Prestige Lecture Series tackles reconciliation

Is religion a catalyst of conflict in society?

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All you need to know about UFS December graduations

Visit a dedicated home page about celebrations taking place on Bloemfontein Campus.

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