Central University of Technology

Central University of Technology, Free State or CUT is a University of Technology in Bloemfontein in the Free State province of South Africa. It was established in 1981 as "Technikon Free State". As part of the South African government's restructuring of tertiary education for the new millennium it was promoted to university of technology status.

What to expect going forward
The following special project for the next five years was approved in September 2017: “Reimagining CUT as a transformative University and ‘model’ UoT in Africa, impacting on the socio-economic development of the Central region of South Africa and beyond”.This project, founded on our transformation drive and new institutionalism (change), consists of the following ten focus areas:
  1. Reimagining CUT as a transformative University.
  2. Academic excellence promoting entrepreneurial education.
  3. Pockets of world-class research programmes.
  4. “Model”, vibrant innovation ecosystem in Africa.
  5. Engagement and partnerships nationally and internationally (incl. alumni).
  6. A sustainable and well-equipped University (smart green campuses and digital transformation).
  7. Institutional culture of caring and safety towards holistic development (Human Project Stage 2).
  8. Effective and efficient administration and governance.
  9. Financial sustainability (running the University as a business).
  10. Image of CUT as a University: branding, marketing and communication.

The Central University of Technology is a Public university located in Bloemfontein.
The Central University of Technology was founded in 1981.
The current president of Central University of Technology is Prof Henk de Jager.

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