University of Fort Hare Has a Bold New Vision

Tuesday, 5 October, 2021 - 16:34
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The University of Fort Hare has released their strategic plan for the future of the prestigious university. The plan, which is called “Towards a Decade of Renewal” is the culmination of a consultative process which has included all interested parties at the university.

The main elements of the plan are:

  1. embracing digitalisation and automation of all University systems, including student administration, learning and teaching, finance, HR, ICT and governance;
  2. providing access to a dignified and improved student life experience with emphasis on the provision of new learning and teaching, research and accommodation infrastructure;
  3. ensuring that talent graduating from the University of Fort Hare is highly attractive to the South African, international and Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) job markets - this will be achieved through recurriculating and evolving existing programmes and degrees and designing new, high-quality and innovative programmes to respond to the skills needs of the future;
  4. positioning the University of Fort Hare as a driver of change, transformation and development for the betterment of society through an impactful research agenda with niche focus areas supporting and responding to the National Development Plan (NDP) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
  5. strengthening governance systems with sound financial management and compliance practices to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the University; and
  6. creating a compelling new brand identity that reflects the revitalised and engaged University of Fort Hare.