1. Formulate and implement an integrated strategic academic plan and distinctive knowledge paradigm
  2. Promote student success through excellence in teaching, learning and assessment
  3. Create and sustain an environment that encourages, supports and rewards a vibrant research, scholarship and innovation culture
  4. Position NMMU as an engaged institution that contributes to a sustainable future through critical scholarship
  5. Develop and sustain a transformative institutional culture that optimises the full potential of staff and students
  6. Formulate and implement a financial growth and development strategy to enhance long-term sustainability and competitiveness
  7. Improve institutional processes, systems and infrastructure to promote a vibrant staff and student life on all campuses
  8. Maximise human capital potential of staff