The University of Venda aspires to be at the centre of tertiary education for rural and regional development in Southern Africa.
The University of Venda, anchored on the pillars of excellence in teaching, learning, research and community engagement, produces graduates imbued with knowledge, skills and qualifications which are locally relevant and globally competitive.
QUALITY AND EXCELLENCE
Strive for the highest standards as benchmarked with and evaluated by peers.
Commitment to good and responsible use of human, fiscal and physical resources entrusted to us to deliver on and be answerable to our mandate.
Openness to public scrutiny of our actions, processes and use of our resources.
Consistently espousing and practising honesty, truth and freedom in all we do.
Treating all stakeholders with civility and dignity.
Recognising that diversity and excellence are mutually inclusive and using this to enhance our teaching, scholarship and community engagement.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Contributing to the best extent possible, to the intellectual, social and economic well-being of the communities we serve.
Fostering a caring, mutually supporting environment and treating individuals
with respect and dignity in the spirit of Ubuntu.