of Johannesburg (UJ) – one of the largest, multi-campus, residential universities
in South Africa – seeks to achieve the highest distinction in scholarship and
research within the higher education context.
from the 2005 merger between the former Rand Afrikaans University (RAU), the
Technikon Witwatersrand (TWR) and the Soweto and East Rand campuses of Vista University,
the University of Johannesburg’s unique academic architecture reflects a comprehensive range of learning programmes,
leading to a variety of qualifications, from vocational and traditional academic to professional and postgraduate,
across the four campuses – Auckland Park Kingsway, Auckland Park Bunting Road, Doornfontein and Soweto. The
campuses vary in size and each has its own character and culture, contributing
to the institution’s rich diversity.
University of Johannesburg has benefited from a large pool of researchers
bringing together various fields of expertise and research focus areas. The
University provides the ideal ground for interdisciplinary research and
currently has 115 rated researchers. Six of these researchers are A-rated – all
of whom are recognised as world leaders in their field. UJ is also home to 22
University fosters ideas that are rooted in African epistemology, but also
addresses the needs of a South African society and the African continent as it
is committed to contribute to sustainable growth and development. UJ continues
to build a culture of inclusion, embracing South Africa’s rich histories,
cultures, languages, religions, genders, races and social and economic classes.
Additionally, the University encourages a culture of service as part of the
University student experience and it proudly pursues a four-language policy in
English, isiZulu, Afrikaans and Sesotho sa Leboa.
and students come from over 50 countries in Africa and around the world. The
University has also built links, partnerships and exchange agreements with
leading African and other international institutions that further enrich the
academic, social and cultural diversity of the UJ campuses. It is also the
recipient of the highest levels of external financial support from donors and
partners all over the world. This demonstrates the high esteem in which UJ is
Just eight years after
being established UJ has been ranked in the top 4% of universities in the world, making UJ
one of the top 650 universities in the world for
the 2013/14 Quacquarelli
Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. UJ is the youngest
of all ranked universities in South Africa and in Africa. The University is also the first and only African
university to be accepted as a member of Universitas 21, a prestigious
consortium of top research universities around the world. Both the high QS
ranking and the membership of Universitas 21 are an important endorsement of
the growing international reputation of UJ.
An international university of choice, anchored in Africa, dynamically shaping the future.
Inspiring its community to transform and serve humanity through innovation and the collaborative pursuit of knowledge.
Shaping the future
Developing a cosmopolitan identity
Exhibiting ambition and drive
Adopting entrepreneurial approaches
Learning together from our diversity
Making wise decisions collectively
Engaging meaningfully with one another
Displaying mutual respect
Developing sustainably through creative contribution
Introspecting for renewal
Innovating for the common good
Making positive change
Taking advantage of overlooked opportunities
Treasuring academic freedom
Seeking balance in the pursuit of knowledge
Facing challenges with courage and earning trust
Acting responsibly by being fair,
consistent and transparent
Participating in and helping the community (ubuntu)*
*Ubuntu, which means humanness in the Nguni languages of southern Africa, is the idea that a person achieves excellence insofar as she shares a way of life with others and cares for their quality of life.