Our vision is to transform UAN into an international institution of reference, recognized for excellence in Teaching and Scientific Research, committed to human development, contributing to social cohesion, capable of attracting and creating strategic partnerships that place it as one of the top 100 universities in Southern Africa by 2025.
UAN’s mission is the integral training of its students, the production, diffusion and transfer of scientific, technological and cultural knowledge in favor of communities according to the highest international standards, while contributing to lifelong learning and providing economic, social, political and cultural value to the Society.
To provide the UAN student with a teaching-learning environment that enables him to be critical in order to seek new knowledge, to disseminate it and to contribute to its application within the communities.
Focus UAN’s attention on human resources, seeking to create conditions to improve their professional expectations and aligning their goals with the University’s objectives.
Optimize all existing resources (human and non-human) and plan new investments in the perspective of an evolution with real economies of scale.
Exercise, on a regular basis, the capacity for critical evaluation at the university level, on its own (self-assessment) and by external entities (including the different stakeholders ), aiming at continuous improvement and renewal.
Cultivate the institutional dynamics based on anticipation and not exclusively on reaction to UAN’s internal and external factors.
Social responsibility is an equally consolidated value in UAN’s organizational culture, seeking to contribute to a responsible and sustainable development of Society through research, education, training for citizenship as well as taking an active role in the community, disseminating knowledge and proposing creative and Innovative approaches to local/regional, global, structuring and fracturing problems of contemporary societies, with organizational, economic, social, political, cultural and environmental scope.
Essential for the improvement of the quality of services provided.
To achieve better quality results and face less difficulties in competitiveness; Each member (student, teacher, employee, leader) feels integral in making UAN function as a whole.
Recognize that the achievements of each UAN member are due to effort, selflessness and competence.
Contributing, in all its aspects, to the construction of a more just society, without any kind of exclusion.
Strengthen UAN, focusing on the quality of education, attracting the best students and adapting our teaching offers to the needs of the country.
Strengthen the scientific research at UAN, increasing the research culture centered on the focus of converting UAN into a center of excellence in scientific production and innovation, reinforcing the role of the Departments of Education and Research (DEI) and Research Centers.
Increase outreach activities in communities, identifying their problems and implementing projects.
Ensure continuous improvement of UAN’s performance by raising the quality levels of its management processes to achieve consistent results aligned with its strategic objectives.
Improve the qualification of teachers and researchers and promote the renewal of staff.
Improve the qualification of non-teaching staff, giving priority to opportunities for differentiation, promoting the improvement of the level of training and performance.
To promote, across all areas of intervention of the University, competitive fund raising, diversifying the sources of income, emphasizing the culture of rigor and transparency.
To extend national and international cooperation in the fields of teaching, research and outreach in order to develop in students the capacity to face environments of cultural, technical and scientific diversity.
To contribute to the improvement of social support to economically disadvantaged students, to promote artistic creativity and encourage sports.
To reduce the negative impact of the geographic dispersion of the Organic Unit infrastructures, by re-dimensioning the University Campus project, with a view to rational and efficient sharing of resources and creating networking mechanisms between the Rectory and the Organic Units.