Stellenbosch University

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South Africa

Stellenbosch University is home to an academic community of some 28,000 students (including more than 3,000 foreign students) as well as just under 3,000 permanent staff members (including 939 academic staff) on five different campuses.

The historical oak-lined university town amongst the Boland Mountains in the winelands of the Western Cape creates a unique campus atmosphere, which attracts local and foreign students alike. On the main campus, paved walkways wind between campus buildings – some dating from previous centuries; others just a few years old. Architecture from various eras attests to the sound academic foundation and establishment of an institution of excellence. This, together with the scenic beauty of the area; state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly facilities and technology, as well as visionary thinking about the creation of a sustainable 21st-century institution, makes for the unique character of Stellenbosch University.

Academic excellence and innovation 

Stellenbosch University (SU) is among South Africa's leading tertiary institutions based on research output, student pass rates and rated scientists, and is recognised internationally as an academic institution of excellence. This is confirmed by two world university rankings after SU was included in the Times Higher Education and QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) world rankings in 2012, for the second consecutive year. In 2011 the University was also listed on the Leiden rankings, and in 2012 SU was named the leading African University by the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities which ranks universities according to their web presence.

SU also boasts the second-highest number of scientists in South Africa who have been ranked by the National Research Foundation (NRF) – 306 in 2012. With 18 research chairs under the NRF South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChi), the University is regarded as a leader in the fields of biomedical tuberculosis research and management, wine biotechnology, animal sciences and mathematical biosciences. Another SARChi chair, in the field of invasion biology, is shared between SU and the University of Venda. This constitutes but one of SU's many partnerships, both local and international. As preferred research partner, SU also participates in various international academic networks.


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23 Oct 2017
20 Dec 2017

Stellenbosch University Department of Forest and Wood Science Full-time Research Studentship:  PhD Candidate A full-time research studentship in the field of forest growth and yield modelling is available in the Department of Forest and Wood Science at Stellenbosch Universit...

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06 Nov 2017
30 Nov 2017

Stellenbosch University Central Analytical Facilities Part-time Unit Manager: Biomedical Mass Spectrometry (Ref. SAF/355/1117) The aim of the Central Analytical Facility (CAF) http://www.sun.ac.za/english/faculty/science/CAF   is to ensure optimal utilisation of expens...

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South Africa


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10 Nov 2017
24 Nov 2017

New Generation of Academics' Programme (nGAP)  - Phase 3 Faculty of Law Department of Private Law nGAP - Lecturer / Junior Lecturer (Ref. RG02/349/1017)  Full details about the nGAP initiatives are available at www.dhet.gov.za/SSAUF   ...

Junior Analyst: GCMS Laboratory

Stellenbosch University

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South Africa


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Full time

10 Nov 2017
27 Nov 2017

Stellenbosch University Central Analytical Facilities Junior Analyst: GCMS Laboratory (Ref. SAF/363/1117) For further information visit http://www.sun.ac.za/english/careers The aim of the Central Analytical Facility (CAF) is to ensure optimal utilisation of ...

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13 Nov 2017
24 Nov 2017

Stellenbosch University Maties Sport High Performance Unit Manager: Sport Technology and Training Innovations (Ref. MS/356/1117)   The Sport Technology and Training Innovations Manager is responsible for the optimisation of sport technology in the design and i...

Departmental Manager

Stellenbosch University

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South Africa


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Full time

17 Nov 2017
04 Dec 2017

Stellenbosch University Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering Departmental Manager (Ref. ING03/370/1117) The Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering has several well established under- and postgraduate programmes. The Department also has a stro...

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South Africa


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20 Nov 2017
04 Dec 2017

Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering Part-time Junior Lecturer (PhD Candidate) (5 posts, (five-year, fixed term appointment) (Ref. ING03/371/1117) This is a five-year, fixed term appointment. The Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering is well...

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Number of students: 28,000

Undergradutes: 18,000

Postgraduates: 10,000

Number of academic staff: 939

Number of campuses: 5