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About the HOPE Project​

Stellenbosch University’s HOPE Project creates sustainable solutions to some of South Africa’s and Africa’s most pressing challenges.

The Project is rooted in its three core functions – teaching and learning, research and community interaction – and showcases academic initiatives that serve human need.
Science for society
With its multidisciplinary approach rooted in science, the HOPE Project enables excellent research on local, regional and African challenges and provides some of Africa's best opportunities for learning and growing new generations of thought leaders. The academic initiatives are grouped into five focus areas (buttons below) that are aligned with the international development agenda.


  • ​The food security challenge in sub-Saharan Africa is complex and paramount, with approximately 200 million people across the continent currently affected by chronic malnutrition and a population ...
  • When Dr Gerald Maarman joined the Stellenbosch University's SciMathUS programme in 2003 he couldn't foresee that he would become this programme's first doctoral graduate.
  • ​The University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) capped its 50th anniversary with yet another achievement when it won reaccreditation by EQUIS, Europe's foremost business school accreditation ...



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