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Communiqué to CUT community: Update on the Vision 2030 Engagement Platform

Dear CUT Community

My communiqué of 2 March 2020 related to the Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) embarking on co-creating our Vision 2030 during this year, has reference.

Despite the current challenges related to COVID-19 that we as the CUT community and the nation are facing, we have continued with the development of Vision 2030, incorporating the challenges brought to the fore by this pandemic. In line with our theme for 2020, namely “Reimagining CUT:
Co-creating Vision 2030 – our people, our voices”, we have developed an engagement platform during February 2020 called “CUT Vision 2030”, which allows anyone with an interest in the setting of our Vision 2030 to contribute to the process. We are making great strides in our Vision 2030 project, and have received several contributions from various stakeholders during the past two months. Thank you for your valuable contributions.

The Working Group released the revised documents, following from the extensive engagement process with all stakeholders. The following documents are now available on the engagement platform:

  • CUT situational analysis, which includes a review of Vision 2020;
  • draft Vision 2030 and high-level strategic objectives; and
  • draft Strategic Plan 2021 – 2025. 

I would like to encourage all stakeholders  students, parents/guardians, alumni, employees, partners, business/industry, government and higher education affiliates – to comment on these documents, and share their views and inputs with us.

These documents can be accessed on CUT’s Vision 2030 Engagement Platform. Please submit your inputs to Prof. Antoni Szubarga at szubarga@cut.ac.za and Mr David Bleazard at dbleazard@cut.ac.za. Inputs should reach us by Monday, 1 June 2020.

This is an opportunity for us all to co-create the vision of our university, and to contribute to the future of CUT as a leading African university of technology, shaping the future through innovation.

Kind regards

Prof. Henk de Jager
Vice-Chancellor and Principal

Download the VC communique, 22 May 2020 (PDF)

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