Stellenbosch University (SU) is rooted in Africa and global in its reach.
Over the past century, it has grown into a South African higher education institution with the vision of being a leading research-intensive university on the African continent, globally recognised as excellent, inclusive and innovative and where knowledge is advanced in service of society.
As its mission states, SU attracts outstanding students, employs talented staff and provides a world-class environment; it is a place connected to the world, while enriching and transforming local, continental and global communities.
The University’s values – excellence, compassion, equity, accountability and respect – relate to the beliefs and attitudes that guide the institution’s behaviour. All of these values are equally important, are interconnected and inform SU’s ethics code.
On starting out on 2 April 1918, SU had four faculties (Arts, Science, Education and Agriculture), 503 students and 40 lecturing staff; today, the University (or Maties, as it is also known) has 10 faculties, five campuses and a vibrant and cosmopolitan community of more than 32 000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, which include over 4 000 international students from 100 countries.
We have about 3 300 full-time staff members and more than 300 postdoctoral fellows. In 2018, SU launched its Vision 2040, as well as a strategic framework that at its core serves to cultivate a thriving Stellenbosch University, to provide a transformative student experience, to foster purposeful partnerships and inclusive networks, to promote networked and collaborative teaching and learning, to conduct research for impact, and to position SU as an employer of choice.
Find more about Stellenbosch University on www.sun.ac.za.