Setting goals and objectives is a critical part of any strategic plan, but a path must be plotted, targets set, to ensure that progress can be monitored on the way to realising those objectives. This document shows the current position of the University, and the progressive targets that it intends to meet on the way to 2025.
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.
Several bodies of leadership, namely UJ Council, Senate, and the SRC, exist to ensure the smooth running of UJ and making strides towards the University of Johannesburg becoming the institution it envisages.
The VC – assisted by a senior executive management team that comprises five deputy vice-chancellors, the Registrar, the nine executive deans of faculties and the executive directors – oversees ELG team that guides UJ on its way forward.
The Registrar’s portfolio consists of the following divisions: Central Academic Administration (CAA), Central Administration; Corporate Governance; the Unit for Quality Promotion (UQP); and Health and Wellness.
The Internationalisation office gives a map of UJ’s global network of collaborations and partnerships. It also offers students information and services they need in order to have a welcoming and pleasant stay while studying at UJ.
UJ has four campuses – the APK, APB, DFC and SWC – all located in the metropolitan area of the City of Johannesburg. Each campus boasts a selection of lecture facilities as well as venues suitable for hosting numerous functions.
In an information society and knowledge economy, our network of alumni and students forms part of the University of Johannesburg’s intellectual capital. Browse entry-level positions and internships or visit the Employee Recruitment Portal.
The purpose of Naming Committee is reflect the underlying dynamic of the whole transition from three apartheid-style tertiary institutions to a single university, integrated in every respect, articulating the free spirit of our young democracy. Certain spaces were renamed as an integrative measure, some to honour great South Africans. Some spaces reflect that all four of UJ’s official languages should be equally weighted in giving new names.
This is the place to be when you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the Joburg city life. The UJ Island provides a getaway experience surrounded by nature; the ideal place for conferences, team buildings or just to regroup for the months ahead.
Transformation is woven into the social, intellectual and structural fabric of the University of Johannesburg. It owes its existence to the agenda of the national government to achieve transformation of Higher Education in South Africa through, among other means, the merging and restructuring of existing higher education institutions embedded in the apartheid ideology. Its character and identity reflect the vibrancy and the social, ethnic and class diversity of the Johannesburg metropolis, and its students and employees are as diverse as the society it serves.
New to the UJ site and getting a bit confused on where to find the information you’re looking for? The A-Z guide gives you an alphabetically organised and searchable index of the all the top sites that can be found on the UJ web site
We have recently started refurbishing the old Perskor building next to the Doornfontien campus. This impressive building will be the new home of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment.
UJ is the first University to introduce handheld devices (a tablet or laptop) into first-year classrooms in 2014 - a bid to connect our young minds with an empowering tool that will encourage and facilitate engagement among students with each other and among students and academic staff
UJ students are not only spoilt for choice with so many programmes, but also receive the best academic support to ensure they are successful in their studies. At the UJ, learning and teaching entail an integrated process that involves much more than attending lectures and studying the prescribed handbooks. Technologies such as the Web, including the Internet and Intranet, are used to support and enhance the learning and teaching process....Read more
FADA, situated in the custom-built FADA building on Bunting Road, is home to approximately 1 200 students who study towards professional fields in art, design and architecture. Graduates go on to become employed in diverse areas in SA or internationally.
The Faculty of Economic and Financial Sciences (FEFS) offers a BAcc degree, selection of BCom degrees and diplomas aimed at meeting the growing demand for skills in the fields of accountancy, financial economics and econometrics, and finance.
The Faculty of Education offers Initial Professional Education of Teachers Programmes, Continuous Professional Development of Teachers Programmes as well as Masters and Doctoral Programmes. It is also the official custodian of the UJ Metropolitan Academy.
The Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment is the first in South Africa to offer global education of a full range of professional engineering qualifications accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa.
The Faculty is one of a few in SA that collectively offers courses traditional associated with the Health Professions Council of SA, SA Nursing Council, Allied Health Professions Council and other health disciplines.
Various BA qualifications are offered in Humanities, with programmes that are internationally competitive and locally relevant. Graduates become highly skilled and are able to work in diverse professional environments.
Law offers traditional law programmes such as BA/BCom Law and LLB, as well as LLM degrees by dissertation and coursework and LLD degrees. The Faculty also offers postgraduate diplomas, certificates and short courses in specialised areas.
The Faculty offers programmes designed to develop sought-after future business leaders, who ultimately have great job prospects within credible organisations. It is a faculty that has a culture of trusting in the power of knowledge, ideas and intellect.
The Faculty of Science comprises thirteen Departments, namely: Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering; Applied Chemistry; Applied Physics and Engineering Mathematics; Biochemistry; Biotechnology and Food Technology; Botany & Plant Biotechnology; Chemistry; Geography, Environmental Management & Energy Studies; Geology; Physics; Pure and Applied Mathematics; Statistics and Zoology. Non-academic units housed in the Faculty include SPECTRUM (an Analytical Research Facility), the Faculty's Workshop and the Glass Blowing Unit.
In addition the Faculty has a regular Newsletter and is also involved in Community and Outreach Programmes
We offer excellent bursaries for top achievers in Science.
UJ is always finding ways to be actively involved in the community and society. Stay informed on what’s happening at University. Read about all the latest news, university news, research news, and student announcements.
There is always something happening at UJ, and so there is a never-ending selection of events to attend. You can find out about upcoming events, public lectures held on the campuses, graduation and sporting events.
If you want to learn more in-depth information about the achievements of the University of Johannesburg or read some features, then you can get hold of any of the publications that have been made available. These include Annual Reports and the UJ Advance
The UJ Photo Gallery offers you the latest photographs taken at recent UJ events. These events range from public lectures, exhibitions, arts performances, transformation campaigns, student life, and graduations to mention but a few.
With so much happening in and around UJ, if it is a bit of ‘old news’ it may have slipped into to the Archives. If you are looking for any past events or previous news posted on the News and Events portal, this is the place to find them.
UJ and its experts in the media taken from various printed publications
There are five libraries located on the four campuses, providing information and research support for UJ students and staff.
UJ has benefited from a large pool of researchers bringing together various fields of expertise and research focus areas.
UJ has continued to pay marked attention to increasing the number of rated researchers, with the Research Office implementing a programme to identify potential applicants and to assist researchers to move from a lower to a higher rating.
The University currently has 99 NRF-rated researchers, and, having set a goal to double its accredited research output by the end of 2015, is on course to reach this target. UJ currently holds 6 Research Chairs.
Over and above to the funding provided by the Postgraduate Centre, UJ provides and promotes access to a number of sources of research funding. Opportunities for funding are also made available by the University Research Committee.
The Research and Innovation Division is always excited to share research news and regular research-related announcements with you, such as upcoming conferences, workshops and seminar. Here, you can also read more about the A-Rated researchers
UJ is a leading member of, and an active participant in the National Research Information Management System Consortium, collaboration between the 22 higher education institutions and nine Science Councils in SA.
If you need to get in touch with the Executive Director and Deputy Vice-Chancellor you can look up the directions and contact details here. Maps are also provided to help you find the locations on both APK and DFC.
UJ has several centres available across the four campuses, which are involved in research, acadmic support and social initiatives. Read more about each of the centres, the work the do and as well as the services that they provide.
This division strives to deliver services to Faculties, support staff and students, and also to provide a caring, efficient and effective institution. Services include Protection Services, Occupational Safety and Campus Management, among others.
In an information society and knowledge economy, our network of alumni and students forms part of the UJ’s intellectual capital. This portal provided useful staff links, call centre contact details and information of divisions with HR
This division works to promote and support the key strategic objectives of UJ. Units include Marketing & Brand, Communication, Student Recruitment and the Arts Centre, among others. Read more about how you can get in touch with the staff.
As with any institution that owns or can generate material of enormous wealth, this division ensures that UJ’s property and assets are adequately protected. This includes, patents, licences, trademarks, inventions as well as intellectual property.
IOHA aims to mainstream HIV and AIDS through all aspects of the University of Johannesburg’s core activities, striving to deliver a quality service to all students, in collaboration with internal, external and international partners.
UJ takes prides in its ability to provide resources and information in the four main languages that have been identified as prevalent within the UJ community. The Language Unit also offers translations services into English, Sesotho sa Leboa, Afrikaans and isiZulu.
Staff and students can access health care services on all four campuses. These services include wellness days, primary health care, health education and promotion, HIV/Aids counselling and testing as well as access to travel medication.
ICS at UJ deals with the accessing of information systems, telecommunications data processing, storage and distribution. They make sure UJ is able to deliver excellent higher education services through the appropriate IT support services provided.
This is the in-house design studio of UJ, and they are continuously tasked with the conceptualising, design and layout, and the technical implementation and preparation from a concept to a final press ready product. See the procedures and guidelines.
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The University conducts graduation ceremonies at the following times every year:
Graduation eligibility needs to be confirmed by the relevant faculties. Invitation letters will be available to on the website under quick links.
Other reasons why you may not have heard about your graduation:
For students who complete their studies at the end of Semester 2 of the current year, invitation letters will be available on the website by February of the following year.
Students who complete studies at the end of Semester 1 of the current year will be able to access an invitation letter by mid-July to August of the same year. For students who have supplementary or deferred assessments or need to obtain credits from other institutions, invitations will be sent once the credits and marks have been finalized and transferred to their academic record.
If you still cannot access your invitation letter and have checked all of the above, please contact your respective faculty.
The academic attire is black, with hoods representing the relevant faculty colour. Doctoral candidates wear red gowns with hats and hoods representing the faculty colour. For general academic attire enquiries, please contact Dippenaar and Reinecke on (012) 342-7550/1. Dippenaar and Reinecke will be situated on campus next to the experimental theatre (there will be directions at the Auditorium) for the duration of the graduation ceremonies from 7:00 until one hour after the last graduation ceremony of the day.
The University of Johannesburg considers your graduation ceremony as prestigious. The dress required for the occasion is thus smart work or evening attire. Female graduands and guests should wear appropriate shoes, dresses or skirts no shorter than knee-length, or an appropriate skirt or pant suit. Male graduands and guests should wear formal shoes, formal pants, with a dress shirt and tie if preferred. Smart traditional wear is also appropriate. UJ RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PREVENT YOU FROM CROSSING THE STAGE SHOULD YOU BE DRESSED INAPPROPRIATELY.Shorts and jeans are not acceptable. Beach flip-flops or tackies are not permitted.
Additional guest tickets may be available, but no guarantee is given that there will be extra seats for any graduation session.
Graduates will not require a ticket for themselves, because they will be allocated a seat at the ceremony.
If you have lost your degree certificate or it has been stolen, a duplicate certificate will be issued by the University. The following is needed: an affidavit (SAPS), your ID document, your academic record (obtained from your faculty) and a payment receipt (contact cashiers at Finances in this regard).
To replace a damaged certificate, the following is needed: the damaged certificate and a payment receipt (contact cashiers at Finances in this regard). No name changes will be made on certificates after they have been issued.
You can contact Mr Gerrie du Preez on (011) 559-4883 regarding the replacement of your certificate. Degree certificates are provided by appointment only.
In the case of requests for the early release of degree certificates for the purpose of emigration applications, professional registrations, overseas employment, etc., students may request that they be issued with an official statement and/or a letter of completion – at a minimal cost.
The official statement includes the graduand's name, student number, conferral date and programme details. An official statement can be arranged through your faculty. A letter of completion states that a student has successfully completed all the requirements of his/her programme and is eligible to graduate at the next round of ceremonies.
The UJ Alumni Association (UJ AA) exists to build and maintain a network of participative UJ Alumni. The Executive Committee of the UJ AA negotiates certain benefits, such as bursaries and discounts, for the contributing members of the Alumni Association.
The following groups qualify automatically for membership of the UJ AA:
A great way of keeping in touch with the University community is by joining the Alumni Association.
Membership is R20 per month or R200 per year, and all you have to do is complete and return the application form at the back of the graduation programme that will be given to you on the day of your graduation ceremony.