NMMU Vision And Mission


NMMU Vision And Mission, On 20 July 2017, Nelson Mandela University was officially renamed: the only university in the world to carry the name of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. 

Mission, Vision & Values

1. Vision

…to be a dynamic African university, recognised for its leadership in generating cutting-edge knowledge for a sustainable future.


2. Mission

…to offer a diverse range of life-changing educational experiences for a better world.

To achieve our vision and mission, we will ensure that:

  • Our values inform and define our institutional ethos and distinctive educational purpose and philosophy.
  • We are committed to promoting equity of access and opportunities so as to give students the best chance of success in their pursuit of lifelong learning and diverse educational goals.
  • We provide a vibrant, stimulating and richly diverse environment that enables staff and students to reach their full potential.
  • We develop graduates and diplomates to be responsible global citizens capable of critical reasoning, innovation, and adaptability.
  • We create and sustain an environment that encourages and supports a vibrant research, scholarship and innovation culture.
  • We engage in mutually beneficial partnerships locally, nationally and globally to enhance social, economic, and ecological sustainability.

3. Values

  • Diversity
  • Excellence
  • Ubuntu
  • Social justice and equality
  • Integrity
  • Environmental stewardship
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