The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is situated in the heart of the vibrant economic capital of South Africa. It is the first and only African university admitted to Universitas 21, the highly respected consortium of 28 research-intensive universities from across the world – an indication of its growing international stature.
With a substantial and growing research profile, it is home to 133 nationally rated researchers, six of whom are A-rated. It hosts South Africa’s Centre of Excellence for Mineral and Energy Resource Analysis, and has seven National Research Foundation Chairs. It offers a range of exciting postgraduate programmes (some of which are interdisciplinary) and attracts close to 3,000 international students and almost 200 post-doctoral fellows. The University’s current strategy of creating Flagship Research Institutes, within its nine faculties, aims to influence the international search for intelligent solutions to the grand challenges of our time. The flagship programmes have a dedicated focus on postgraduate studies that support students in the master’s, doctoral and postdoctoral fellows’ programmes. The Flagship Research Institutes will include: Earth Sciences; Nanotechnology and Water; Sustainability and Megacities; Process Automation; Pan-African Political Thought and Conversation; and Advanced Studies and Innovation in Science and Society.