The research component of SETMU seeks to link directly into the University’s 2020 strategic framework to contribute to the development of Wits as a leading research intensive university.
This requires engagement with national and international trends, the production of locally and globally significant research and the establishment of strategic partnerships and networks.
- Production of research of international comparability
- Excellence and integrity
- Production of socially relevant/responsive research
- Ensuring accountability of the programme
- Explore youth identities
- Understand how to create, develop and assess an enrichment curriculum that stretches and develops academic talent
- Increase South Africa’s Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) capacity
- Identify the contextual challenges and enablers to student access, retention, throughput and success
- Develop professional learning communities.
In addition to these aims, we have added a focus on:
- Social mobility as facilitated by access to higher education
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- SETMU Annual Report 2020
- 2019 Reports Summary
- SETMU Annual Report 2019
- 2019 SETMU Infographic
- SETMU Annual Report 2018
- 2018 SETMU Infographic