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We Live by Our Vision at CUT

We Live by Our Vision at CUT. Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT), has made significant strides in fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, aligning with its Vision 2024. Through strategic partnerships and a commitment to innovation, CUT aims to produce graduates who are not only job seekers but also creators of wealth, driving socio-economic development in the Central region of South Africa.

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Vision 2024 and Strategy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

CUT’s Vision 2024 outlines its commitment to becoming an engaged university focused on producing quality social and technological innovations. In line with this vision, CUT launched its Strategy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in 2016, emphasizing the importance of innovation in addressing societal challenges and driving economic growth.

Leadership and Commitment

Prof. Thandwa Mthembu, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of CUT, has been a driving force behind the university’s innovation agenda. He believes that by fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, CUT can empower its students to become pioneers and leaders in their fields, ultimately contributing to the growth and development of South Africa.

Partnerships and Collaborations

CUT has collaborated with various partners from government, business, and industry to implement its innovation strategy. Prof. Seema Ramakrishna from the National University of Singapore commended CUT for its efforts, highlighting the importance of global networks in driving innovation.

CUT Impact and Achievements

Through initiatives like the Strategic Transformation of Educational Programmes and Structures (STEPS) programme, CUT has revamped its courses to be more market-focused. This approach has not only enhanced the quality of education but also contributed to the achievement of Vision 2020’s goals.


CUT commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship is evident in its Vision 2024 and Strategy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. By empowering its students to become innovators and creators, CUT is playing a vital role in driving socio-economic development in the Central region of South Africa and beyond.

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