Vision and mission

TRADE’s vision is:
“to become an internationally acclaimed centre of excellence for research in the international trade and development arenas”
while its mission is:
“to be a respected authority and leading research entity in the fields of international trade and sustainable economic development, delivering well-rounded graduates, relevant, high-quality and focused research, as well as commercialised expertise, thereby supporting the NWU, government and private sector in their endeavours to bring about a more inclusive and competitive economy, and productive society”