Stellenbosch University

Pectora roborant cultus recti

South Africa

​Stellenbosch University (SU) has the vision to be established as a leading research-intensive university on the African continent by pursuing excellence and remaining at the forefront of its chosen focus areas, gaining national and international standing on the basis of its research outputs, by being relevant to the needs of the community, and by being enterprising, innovative and self-renewing. SU is one of the top research-focused universities in South Africa. 

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 and staff 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. This character makes Stellenbosch a wonderful place to find a job or start a career.

Our support directly contributes to SU's four institutional goals as described in the institutional plan, in that it strengthens and grows the institutional knowledge base; ensures sustainability (in particular financial); promotes academic staff and postgraduate student success, and promotes diversity through research capacity development and support.

 

Our values

Our vision

Stellenbosch University will be Africa's leading research-intensive university, globally recognised as excellent, inclusive and innovative, where we advance knowledge in service of society.

Our mission

Stellenbosch University is a research-intensive university, where we attract outstanding students, employ talented staff and provide a world-class environment; a place connected to the world while enriching and transforming local, continental and global communities.

 

SU as a university rooted in Africa needs to bear fruit for the people of our continent. The challenge for us is to be locally relevant, with regional impact, while also globally competitive. To achieve this goal, we need to continuously focus on the unique areas in which we have developed expertise over time and build collaborative networks as a knowledge partner in South Africa, the rest of the continent and further afield. 


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Lecturer: Computer Science

Stellenbosch University

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

09 Nov 2022
30 Nov 2022

Fakulteit Natuurwetenskappe Departement Wiskundige Wetenskappe Afdeling Rekenaarwetenskap   Lektoraat Ref. NW08/317/1122   Die Departement Wiskundige Wetenskappe is verantwoordelik vir onderrig en navorsing in Rekenaarwetenskap, Toegepaste Wiskunde en Wis...

Researcher: Medical Physiology

Stellenbosch University

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

18 Nov 2022
30 Nov 2022

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Department of Biomedical Sciences Division of Medical Physiology   Researcher (Job Level 8) (Part-time (5/8) fixed-term three-year contract) Ref. TGB02/316/1122     The Division of Medical Physiology p...

Key staff:

Chancellor: Justice Edwin Cameron

​​​Rector & Vice-Chancellor: Prof Wim​ de Villiers

Chief Operating Officer: Prof Stan du Plessis

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching): Prof Deresh Ramjugernath

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Social Impact, Transformation and Personnel): Prof Nico Koopman

Awards:

  • Stellenbosch University is ranked 2nd in South Africa - The World University Rankings 2022
  • SU is one of the top 300 universities in the world, and among the top 20 in BRICS countries.
  • The University is amongst 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.

Key facts:

  • SU is one of the top 300 universities in the world, and among the top 20 in BRICS countries.
  • SU has ten faculties: AgriSciences, Economic and Management Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences, Engineering, Military Sciences, Arts and Social Sciences, Science, Education, Law and Theology
  • 29,000 students (including 4,000 foreign students from 100 countries) as well as 3,000 permanent staff members (including 1,000 academics) on five campuses. 
  • Of enrolled students: 58.1% (white), 20.1% (African black), 18.1% (coloured), 3,1% (Indian), 0.2% (Asian) - Home language - 47.8% (indicated English), 37.8% (Afrikaans) 10.3% (other official South African languages as their home language), 4.1% (other international languages).
  • The University has 47 Research Chairs of which 28 are National Research Foundation (NRF) SARChI chairs (South African Research Chairs Initiative), funded by the Department of Science and Technology. SU has one of the highest number of NRF-rated scientists in the country – 458 in 2018. 
  • Approximately 49% of our PhD's were awarded to candidates from the previously disadvantaged black, coloured and Indian population groups.
  • SU has well-established, far-reaching, multi-layered networks of international partners, with more than 246 bilateral institutional arrangements in 57 countries across six continents. Turning to Africa, in 2017 SU had more than 350 active projects with 780 partners (institutions and individuals) in 43 countries.