University of the Western Cape (UWC)
University of the Western Cape (UWC) is a national university, alert to its African and international context as it strives to be a place of quality, a place to grow. It is committed to excellence in teaching, learning and research, to nurturing the cultural diversity of South Africa, and to responding in critical and creative ways to the needs of a society in transition.
Drawing on its proud experience in the liberation struggle, the university is aware of a distinctive academic role in helping build an equitable and dynamic society. Its aim is thus: to advance and protect the independence of the academic enterprise, to assist educationally disadvantaged students gain access to higher education and succeed in their studies, to develop effective democratic and transparent structures and conventions of governance, seek racial and gender equality and contribute to helping the historically marginalised participate fully in the life of the nation.