University of Johannesburg Postgraduate
Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the University is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development.
The phenomenal success story of the University is one that has surprised critics and won over sceptics. Being an institution that prides itself in its accessible excellence, now in its tenth year of existence, UJ has established itself as an institution of global excellence and world-class stature.
In its first five years, UJ doubled its accredited research output and increased its number of distinguished South African Research Chairs from none to seven.
This remarkable achievement was reached well ahead of the target set for 2015. The 2010 research outcome was the result of UJ’s desire, during the initial period, to establish UJ as a thoroughly research-focused university.
The authoritative QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings ranked UJ among the top 4% of universities in the world. And in 2014 it placed UJ, once again, among the top 1% of universities in the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – and in sixth position among South African universities.
UJ is the first and only African university admitted to the highly respected consortium of 28 research-intensive universities in the world, Universitas 21 – an important endorsement of the growing international stature of UJ. This membership gives UJ staff and students the opportunity to collaborate with many of the world's Top 100 universities.
UJ boasts world-class, internationally recognised academic programmes based on curricula informed by cutting-edge developments in both undergraduate and postgraduate education. UJ’s programmes, within its nine faculties, are designed to prepare students for the world of work and for global citizenship. The University has four campuses, namely the Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus; the Auckland Park Kingsway Campus; the Doornfontein Campus; and the Soweto Campus.
UJ, with almost 50 000 students; 2 800 international students; 7 200 postgraduates and renowned academic staff, is an institution with an admirable graduation rate. UJ is home to 130 rated researchers, six of whom are A-rated, and has seven National Research Foundation Chairs. UJ is also home to 24 Research Centres.
Aspiring to greater heights in achieving an international reputation for academic and research distinction, UJ intends investing more than R600 million over the next seven years into six Flagship Research Institutes designed to enrich and deepen its academic profile through research innovation. The strategy aims to transform UJ into a pan-African epicentre of critical intellectual inquiry and scholarship. The Flagship Research Institutes, within UJ’s nine faculties, aims to influence the international search for intelligent solutions to the grand challenges of our time.