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The Faculty of Science and Agriculture is a vibrant, innovative centre of scientific and technological excellence, with a mission to unlock the potential of our staff, students and communities through teaching, research, and strategic partnerships. It is the flagship faculty of the University of Fort Hare due to its productivity, and being the highest contributor to institutional research output over many years.  Our academics continue to build strong relationships with industry, public partners and their academic peers both nationally and internationally. These collaborations present enormous opportunities for our students to be exposed to diverse teaching, research and community engagement opportunities, which are relevant to our immediate environment and the national context. The staff of the faculty (academic and support) strive to create an enabling and affirming educational environment where students are encouraged to take their education serious and become excellent ambassadors for the faculty, society and their families as they enter the workplace.

Vision and Mission

The Faculty of Science and Agriculture is a vibrant, innovative centre of excellence,relevant to the scientific, technological and agricultural needs of society.

We are fully aligned to the university-wide goal to achieve excellence through high-quality education and research relevant to local, regional and national needs, and through cooperation with leading researchers and educators both in South Africa and internationally.

We are committed to unlocking the potential of our staff, students and communities, in an environment conducive to learning, through teaching and research, and the pursuit of strategic partnerships.