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.
Published by Zama Mthembu

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