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University of the Witwatersrand

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Wits University, one of Africa’s premier research universities, understands the need to be innovative in this digital age and offers postgraduate students a broad spectrum of opportunity in a wide variety of fields. The focus is on sustaining globally competitive standards of excellence in learning, teaching and research. Our postgraduate students are afforded a platform to engage in real life research issues that affect not only the surrounding communities but the country, continent and the global village at large. Higher degree qualifications at Wits result from more mature teaching and learning requirements as well as a deeper and more academic focus. Wits is strategically located in Johannesburg, a worldclass city and there are therefore countless opportunities for research students to engage with and present solutions that will contribute to our country’s knowledge base and build our future. Staff and postgraduate students are actively encouraged to push the boundaries of knowledge by tackling fundamental research questions, producing publications of the highest quality, and sustaining the interplay between teaching and research. Wits is committed to ensuring that a new generation of researchers is drawn from a diverse range of young people.
=331
2016
=359
2017
=364
2018
  • 33
    Overall Score
  • 34.7
    Academic Reputation
  • 33.7
    Citations per Faculty
  • 43.6
    Employer Reputation
  • 88.3
    International Faculty
15
2015
=14
2016
=18
2017
  • 78.2
    Overall Score
  • 80
    Academic Reputation
  • 75.1
    Citations per Paper
  • 93.9
    Employer Reputation
  • 63.7
    H-index Citations
=28
2015
201+
2017
=26
2016
201-250
2018
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 32.3-37.9
    Overall Score
  • 87.1
    Alumni Outcomes
=28
2015
201+
2017
=26
2016
201-250
2018
BRICS Rankings
  • 76.2
    Overall Score
  • 92.4
    Academic Reputation
  • 88.9
    Citations per Paper
  • 86.9
    Employer Reputation
  • 100
    International Faculty
  • 68.1
    International Students
  • 76
    Papers per Faculty
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
1,550
International
485

Number of students

26,900
Postgraduate 13%
Undergraduate 87%

Number of international students

2,097
Postgraduate 42%
Undergraduate 58%
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