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Vision and Mission

WSU's Purpose

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.

WSU’s Vision

Walter Sisulu University will be a values-driven, technology-infused African university providing a gateway for local talent to be globally competitive and to make a sustainable impact.

WSU’s Mission

Through quality teaching and learning, research, innovation and community engagement, Walter Sisulu University responds to societal needs and delivers future-ready graduates who are responsible citizens, able to address complex societal challenges in critical, ethical, scholarly, sustainable and entrepreneurial ways.

WSU's Values

Inspired by our icon tat’uWalter Sisulu, and guided by our country’s foundational values, the Walter Sisulu University accepts as its core values:

  • Academic Freedom
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Quality and Excellence
  • Dignified Behaviour, including Respect for Person and Property
  • Humility, Selflessness and uBuntu-Botho
  • Caring Service and Striving for the Greater Good.