Vision, Mission and Core Values


The Department of Consumer and Food Sciences at the University of Pretoria will be the leading research‐intensive Consumer and Food Science department in Africa. It is recognized globally for the quality of its teaching and research to positively impact on the well-being of the people of Africa.


To provide teaching and learning opportunities to develop future leaders in Food Science, Nutrition, Hospitality, Food Retail Management and Clothing Retail Management.

To conduct relevant research that is internationally recognized and impacts positively on the well-being of the African community.

Core Values


In the Department of Consumer and Food Sciences, we respect the diversity of individuals irrespective of their demographic and/or historical background.

We also respect and acknowledge the diverse skills and perspectives relating to our disciplines, colleagues, students, industry stakeholders and the greater community.


In the Department of Consumer and Food Sciences, we are committed to ethical behaviour and accountability. This commitment to integrity is reflected in our research, teaching and community engagement.


In the Department of Consumer and Food Sciences, we actively seek to maintain excellence in delivering outstanding research, interactive teaching, exceptional graduates, stakeholder relations and supportive community engagement.

We furthermore, foster excellence by aligning our innovative and outstanding scientific knowledge/research and graduate programs with industry, community and international needs.

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