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Unisa Foundation

Funding priorities

Unisa, one of ten mega universities of the world, continually strives to enhance its reputation as a leading, progressive, high performance, institution founded on the notion of sound scholarship, always mindful of the need to make skills and capacity building responsive to the needs of the economy and society in which it operates.

To this end, the Unisa Foundation has identified key focus areas for its project development activities.

Student access and success

Student access and success

As the dedicated ODL University, Unisa currently has more than 400 000 students. The majority of these students come from poor or working class homes and thus require financial aid to access and succeed at university.
  Investing in the next generation

Investing in the next generation

South Africa is facing an increasingly aging academic labour market. The sustainability of the university system is dependent on investing in the next generation of academics and researchers.
     
Empowering the digital generation

Empowering the digital generation

With the move of the university towards online learning, the intention is to provide electronic facilities for students studying at Unisa and based in different, and at times challenging, localities.
  Research and Innovation in Africa's development

Research and Innovation in Africa's development

Unisa’s Research and Innovation Portfolio aims to advance excellent research and innovative solutions that address important national and global questions, and contribute to the well-being of South Africa and the African continent.
     
Academic chairs

Academic chairs

They are a Community Research Chair in Early Childhood Development; Chair in Intellectual Property Law Enforcement; Chair in Afrikaans and Tuition Technology; Chair in Forensic Investigation and a Chair in Applied Social Policy on the Family
  Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Unisa commits itself to funding community engagement to embody its ethos of service to and relevance in the community through its vision, “Towards the African university in service of humanity”.
     
Student support and Learner development

Student support and Learner development

With a total registered student population of nearly 400 000, the Unisa Foundation appeals for your support in meeting the ever growing need for study assistance at Unisa.