Vision and mission

Humanities' vision

The Faculty of Humanities aims to:
  • be recognised nationally and internationally for its excellent contribution in education, research and community work in the humanities, social sciences and arts;
  • be the faculty of choice for students and staff who have an interest in the humanities, social sciences and arts and the contribution these make to society;
  • equip our students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their professional careers and in other spheres of life in which they are expected to make a contribution;
  • offer students a holistic humanities education
  • establish a diverse staff corps that is acknowledged for service and academic excellence
  • provide support systems and procedures for staff that are not only transparent, user-friendly, efficient and effective but also motivational and inspirational;
  • reflect the aspirations of the communities that we serve in our academic offerings and research outputs.

Humanities' mission

The Faculty's mission is:
  • the education and training of highly competent, enquiring and critically minded students in the Humanities by ensuring that the teaching programmes are internationally competitive and locally relevant;
  • the conducting of high quality research, ensuring that the Faculty remains internationally ompetitive and locally relevant;
  • the production of excellent teaching and research results in the Humanities, by employing the best qualified academics and support staff and ensuring that they are developed to their fullest potential;
  • the application of management principles, guidelines, processes and practices to maintain and improve excellent academic performance in teaching, research and administration;
  • to ensure, through our work performance and service rendering, that humanistic values are pursued to the benefit of the individual, the University and the communities (including the global community) we serve.

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