Institute for Social and Health Sciences (ISHS)

About Us

Vision

Africa-centred community engaged transdisciplinary institute of excellence in the social and health sciences with global reach.

Mission

Enact liberatory compassionate scholarship and activism in the service of human development.

Strategic Goals

  • Conduct transdisciplinary, community-engaged and liberatory research in niche areas
  • Offer analytically oriented services, research-based information and specialist advice to government, corporate and civil society actors
  • Provide postgraduate training and internship opportunities for next-generation scholars and change agents
  • Produce knowledge resources and promote their use, reach and influence in society
  • Grow partnerships and collaborations for research, training and public engagement
  • Create an enabling platform for the efficient and effective operational functioning and management of the Institute.

Foundational Principles

  • Criticality – Questioning privilege and advancing liberation
  • Community – Building solidarity
  • Centeredness – Positioning Africa
  • Citizenship – Participating in public life 
  • Collaboration – Working together
  • Compassion – Caring and non-exploitative scholarship

Last modified: 2019/05/24