Dynamic knowledge-making for 21st century education.

 UJ Values





Shaping the future

Thinking independently

Developing a cosmopolitan identity

Exhibiting ambition and drive

Adopting entrepreneurial approaches

Learning together from our diversity

Making wise decisions collectively​

Engaging meaningfully with one another

Displaying mutual respect

Leading consultatively

Developing sustainably through creative contribution

Intros​pecting for renewal

Innovating for the common good

Making positive change

Taking advantage of overlooked opportunities

Treasuring academic freedom

Seeking balance in the pursuit of knowledge

Facing challenges with courage and earning ​trust

Acting responsibly by being fair, consistent and transparent

Participating in and helping the community (Ubuntu)*


*Ubuntu is the capacity to express compassion, justice, reciprocity, dignity, harmony and humanity in the interests of building, maintaining and strengthening the community. Ubuntu speaks to our inter-connectedness, our common humanity and the responsibility to each that flows from our connection.