The vision of Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) is to be a pre-eminent higher education institution of technology that fosters socio-economic advancement through the scholarships of teaching and learning, applied research, technology development and transfer and community engagement.
Elements of the Vision
The university seeks to be distinguished or outstanding; i.e. MUT will stand out among all others because of superiority in performance in selected fields as a University of Technology.
Fostering Socio-Economic Advancement
This arises from MUT's geographic location, its focus on serving historically disadvantaged students and selection of fields of study in which to excel.
Scholarships of Teaching and Learning
The University identifies teaching and learning as its core business; and therefore seeks to excel in academic learning and achievement.
The University seeks to promote research that seeks solutions for practical problems. Our focus will be to develop innovative technologies.
Innovation, Technology Development and Transfer
The University in consultation with industry and SMMEs, seeks to promote technology development, implement and evaluate its impact in the environment where the technology has been applied. Technology transfer systems will be in place to facilitate its implementation. The University also has a responsibility to identify and manage innovation resulting from these activities.
The University will serve Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. (Add to glossary of abbreviations). It places special emphasis on community development of the rural population.