The Wallenberg Research Centre is
situated at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS)
the historic and
picturesque 2.6ha, Mostertsdrift estate, in the heart of Stellenbosch.
The estate was the first settlement and farm in the Cape and
was allocated to STIAS by Stellenbosch University.
The University bought the property in 1996
and made it available to STIAS in 2001. However, it was only in 2005 when a donation
from the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg foundation enabled STIAS to
build a modern research and seminar centre that the Institute came
into its own.
Here, sustainable architecture and beautiful,
tranquil surroundings have been fused to form a ‘Creative Space For
The Mind’ where top researchers and intellectual leaders are nurtured
and encouraged to find innovative and sustainable solutions to issues
facing the world and in particular the country and the continent of
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