In 2013, the University Governing Board assumed a new vision, expressing the University´s desired direction forward to 2022, as well as new strategies linked to the vision.
University West's research and education generates, develops and disseminates academic knowledge, ability and understanding that is relevant to society.
The University's courses and study programmes provide students with the best possible prerequisites to help them develop into exemplary members of the community – critical, able, democratic, loyal, tolerant, active and independent individuals.
University West is renowned for promoting humanism, democracy and diversity through the generation of knowledge, civic-minded education and lifelong learning.
Through its Work-integrated Learning (WIL) profile, University West focuses on the dissemination and generation of knowledge, locally and globally, in collaboration with the surrounding community. The University is the leading national node and a key international player within WIL.