University Vision


Unicaf University aspires to be a leading contributor to excellence in tertiary education and research within African countries.


To help students become educated individuals, achieve their academic and professional goals and assume responsible roles in a changing world of global cooperation and interdependence; to promote applied research and the generation of knowledge; to be of service to society through the dissemination and application of knowledge, as well as through innovative partnerships with business and civic society institutions.

Statement of Values

To foster within the University community the values of personal and academic integrity; the liberty to question and to pursue knowledge; of respect democratic governance and management of the institution; respect for persons; professionalism and diligence; ethical behaviour; civic responsibility; multi-cultural awareness; tolerance; sustainability of resources; entrepreneurship and innovation; personalised attention and student focus.

General Aims

  1. The promotion of knowledge, learning and education, through teaching and research for the benefit of society;
  2. The cultivation, transmission, application and inter-disciplinary exchange of knowledge, and
  3. The provision of high quality undergraduate and graduate education that is internationally recognised, and of other programmes of study, which are of an international standard.

The University gives priority to providing students with academic and professional skills such as:

(a) development of critical skills and communication abilities, achieved through liberal arts and general electives. Evidence for this is their work while at University, including critical essays, assignments, individual and group projects, presentations internships, educational trips; plus the various distinctions/prizes, awards earned by our students through their participation in numerous conferences, community activities;  and

(b) to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for their profession, instilled through specialised courses which the relevant professions require before graduates can practice. Evidence of this being achieved is the approval of our programmes by various professional bodies. With these academic and professional skills, Unicaf University  graduates are able to succeed both at a regional level as well at a global level.

Focus on Research

Another important activity of the University is research and the generation of knowledge especially in an applied manner which benefits the economy and society. Realizing that it does not have the resources to be a top research university, UNICAF University emphasises the generation of knowledge which is primarily focused on Africa and the region and is more applied in nature.

Contribution to Society

The third activity is service to society and establishment of innovative partnerships with other institutions to provide scholarships towards a broader portfolio of accredited degrees.