Vision 2020 is NMMU's bold strategic plan to:
- raise the quality of educationdevelop a new generation of academic programmes
- boost research & innovation
- modernise our infrastructure
- attract better quality students and grant life changing opportunities
- recruit talented staff
Some of the projects you can support:
NMMU Science Centre on the Missionvale Campus :
This will be a permanently established education facility that provides an interactive educational experience through the use of interactive science, technology, engineering and mathematics exhibits, displays and programmes.
The implementation plan is divided into three phases. The first phase includes forming a collective of the school-based science, mathematics and engineering programmes that currently exist at NMMU. It also includes acquiring the interactive exhibits that have been loaned to NMMU by the Gateway Educational Trust as well as refurbishing the Psychology Centre on Missionvale campus to accommodate the exhibits, learners, educators and facilitators. The second phase will focus on the further development ofinteractive exhibits and the third phase on building a multi-functional science centre that can house all the relevant exhibits and activities in one venue on the Missionvale Campus.
ERIT – Engineering Research Innovation and Technology Centre
The strategic objective of the centre will be to identify future technologies, develop the required human and physical resources to conduct fundamental and applied research with the end goal of transferring this technology to local and global industry in order to enhance South African performance in Science Technology and Innovation (STI) and to contribute to South Africa's economic growth and social well-being. The NMMU's geographical positioning within the local Automotive Industry Hub of PE and its current partnerships with VWSA and GMSA lends credibility to the success of this project.
A future increase of student numbers to 30 000 requires accommodation provisioning.
High Performance Sport Centre
The province and region can benefit from such a development which is also linked to a Sport Bureau and Human Movement Science academic department.
The Alumni Relations Directorate was established in 2010 and forms part of the NMMU Trust. The establishment of the directorate is part of a broader strategic vision for NMMU that recognizes the value its more than 90 000 alumni in building an even greater institution. It is an international higher education practice to establish alumni associations and chapters and have a symbolic home for alumni on their campuses – called the Alumni House.
The functional purpose and requirements.
An Alumni House that is more than just an administrative building but a symbol of connectedness with Alumni and their lifelong relationship with the University. The building must symbolize the past, present and future. The building must fit in with the environment but also be unique, since it represents those that passed through the doors successfully. It must also reflect a highly professional, yet inviting work and entertainment environment. The Alumni House will also be the home of the Student Alumni Society which serves as the training ground for future chapter leaders, trustees, alumni association executive members, donors and passionate alumni ambassadors. Alumni and fundraising staff offices will be part of the Alumni House. Currently Trust staff have offices on different campuses and also rent space from external service providers.
Support from Alumni and Friends
To realise this vision and to find a suitable working environment for staff and interaction space for alumni and donors an amount of about R25m will be required. We already have pledges of R10m including contributions from the NMMU Trust and Council. We still need to raise R15m for this project within the next two years.