University of Western Cape applications 2021

The University of the Western Cape is a national 
university, alert to its African and international
 context as it strives to be a place of quality, a 
place to grow. It is committed to excellence in
 teaching, learning and research, to nurturing 
the cultural diversity of South Africa, and to 
responding in critical and creative ways to the
 needs of a society in transition.
Drawing on its proud experience in the liberation 
struggle, the university is aware of a distinctive 
academic role in helping build an equitable and
 dynamic society. In particular it aims to:
  • ​Advance and protect the independence 
  • of the academic enterprise.
  • ​​​​​Design curricular and research 
  • programmes appropriate to its 
  • southern African context.

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  • ​​​​​Further global perspectives among its 
  • staff and students, thereby strengthening
  •  intellectual life and contributing to South 
  • Africa’s reintegration in the world community.
  • ​​​​​Assist educationally disadvantaged
  •  students gain access to higher
  •  education and succeed in their studies.
  • ​​​​Nurture and use the abilities of all in the 
  • university community.
  • Develop effective structures and 
  • conventions of governance, which
  •  are democratic, transparent and 
  • accountable.
  • Seek racial and gender equality and 
  • contribute to helping the historically 
  • marginalised participate 
  • fully in the life of the nation.

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  • ​​​​​Encourage and provide opportunities for 
  • lifelong learning through programmes and
  •  courses.
  • ​​​​​Help conserve and explore the
  •  environmental and cultural resources of the
  •  southern African region, and to encourage 
  • a wide awareness of these resources in the 
  • community.
  • ​​​​​​Co-operate fully with other stakeholders to 
  • develop an excellent, and therefore
  • transformed, higher education system.

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