Mission and Values, Vision, NWU



Our Dream

To be an internationally recognised university in Africa, distinguished for engaged scholarship, social responsiveness and an ethic of care.


Our Purpose

To excel in innovative learning and teaching and cutting-edge research, thereby benefitting society through knowledge.


Our Brand Promise

Dynamic. Values-driven. Excellence.



NWU will foster engaged and caring staff and students and embed the following foundational values, based on the constitutional values of human dignity, equality and freedom:

- Ethics in all endeavours

- Academic integrity

- Academic freedom and freedom of scientific research

- Responsibility, accountability, fairness and transparency

- Embracing diversity.


Strategy statement
To transform and to position the NWU as a unitary institution of superior academic excellence, with a commitment to social justice.
Click here to read the complete NWU strategy as approved by Council.





Amanda van der Merwe
Corporate and Information Governance Services