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University of Johannesburg

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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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 on its accessible excellence, UJ has established itself as an institution of global excellence and world-class stature since its founding in 2005.

UJ is home to 176 NRF rated researchers, six of whom are A-rated, and has 12 NRF SARChI South African Research Chairs. In its first five years of existence, 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 to establish itself as a thoroughly research-focused university.

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 eight faculties, are designed to prepare students for the world of work and for global citizenship. The University has four campuses, namely: Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus; Auckland Park Kingsway Campus; Doornfontein Campus; and the Soweto Campus.

In order to make UJ's teaching, research and innovation goals a reality, UJ has, over the past eight years, invested in excess of R2 billion into the upgrading and expansion of living and learning facilities on all of its campuses and into creating a safe and secure, world-class learning and research environment for both staff and students.

UJ's module/course success rate now stands at 83.5% and the overall annual graduate output is in excess of 12 700 students. The University's First Year Experience (FYE) Programme, an initiative offering academic skills reinforcement with an accent on students mentoring fellow students, is one of the support programmes that help ease the school-to-university transition. Almost 1 300 student tutors, selected from third-year level and up, act as an interface between students and teaching staff. UJ also introduced academic advisors in the University residences and approved off-campus accommodation facilities. Under UJ's Academic Excellence Programme, 250 student advisors are serving 2 000 first-year students in 25 residences.

Notable too, is that UJ, with more than 50 000 students; 3 400 international students; 7 800 postgraduates; and renowned academic staff, is an institution with an admirable graduation rate. Additionally, it produces the largest number of black accountants of all accredited universities in the country.

While UJ pursues global excellence and stature, the University envisages being nationally responsive in a manner that only UJ can. In this regard, among South Africa's six leading universities, only UJ successfully provides access to almost 2 000 first-year students who come from the poorest communities, providing them, where needed, with top-up NSFAS funding, bursaries and two healthy meals a day.

601-650
2016
601-650
2017
601-650
2018
  • 27.9
    Faculty Student
  • 61.3
    International Faculty
  • 26.7
    International Students
51-100
2015
51-100
2016
51-100
2017
  • 56.6
    Academic Reputation
  • 86.6
    Citations per Paper
  • 68
    Employer Reputation
  • 80
    H-index Citations
67
2015
91-100
2017
=63
2016
91-100
2018
301-500
2018
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 13.8-27.8
    Overall Score
  • 40.2
    Alumni Outcomes
67
2015
91-100
2017
=63
2016
91-100
2018
301-500
2018
Top 50 under 50 and Next 50 under 50
  • 2005
    Establishment Year
  • 601-650
    WUR Overall
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
1,599
International
360

Number of students

19,812
Postgraduate 9%
Undergraduate 91%

Number of international students

2,282
Postgraduate 30%
Undergraduate 70%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

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