This week marks 100 years since the establishment of Stellenbosch University.
In that time it's achieved the prestige of being named Africa's second highest ranked university, according to the 2017-2018 QS World University Rankings.
Prof Wim de Villiers became Stellenbosch University's vice-chancellor in 2015 following the death of Prof. Russel Botman.
We have managed to establish some stability in the sector and at the same time, we have also managed to maintain and enhance Stellenbosch University's high reputation and as a research university that is top notch.— Prof Wim de Villiers, V-C and rector of Stellenbosch University
This commemoration gives us an opportunity to look at its past, assess its current nature and also the future. It is a much different university than I graduated from in 1990.— Prof Wim de Villiers, V-C and rector of Stellenbosch University
To hear the rest of the interview with Prof Wim de Villiers, listen below:
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