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Vision and Mission



Walter Sisulu University’s purpose is to address societal grand challenges and change people’s lives through:

  • Graduating versatile, work-ready individuals
  • Producing relevant, innovative and impactful research
  • Championing sustainable development and in particular, social justice.


The University’s philosophy is encapsulated in the vision, mission, purpose statement, core values and slogan.


An impactful, technology-infused African University.


Through its core business, WSU responds to societal needs in ethical, scholarly, sustainable, and entrepreneurial ways, and delivers future-ready graduates.

Purpose Statement

In pursuit of excellence, Walter Sisulu University addresses societal challenges by:

  1. Producing relevant, innovative, and impactful research,
  2. Championing sustainable and just development, and
  3. Graduating versatile individuals.

Core Values

Walter Sisulu University’s core values are:

  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Quality and Excellence
  • Respect
  • Ubuntu


In pursuit of excellence