The University of Johannesburg came into existence on 1 January 2005 as the result of a merger between the Rand Afrikaans University (RAU), the Technikon Witwatersrand (TWR). Prior to the merger, in 2004, the Daveyton and Soweto campuses of the former Vista University had been incorporated into RAU. UJ is one of the largest comprehensive contact universities in South Africa from the 26 public universities that make up the higher education system. UJ has a student population of over 50 000, of which more than 3000 are international students from 80 countries.
UJ Alumni Network
The UJ Alumni Network is committed to helping you to maintain contact with the University and its worldwide community and to keeping you informed and engaged. It provides a range of opportunities for you to stay involved and contribute to the life of our University.
The involvement of alumni is crucial to the health and strength of UJ. Alumni provide important ties between the past and the present, but also building blocks for the future. The Alumni Network helps to serve alumni needs and encourage their involvement and support.
The UJ Alumni Network is committed to being socially relevant, not only for the University, but for the broader community. It underwrites the vision and mission of UJ.
Who qualifies to be UJ Alumni?
Alumni means all persons who have obtained a state subsidised qualification from UJ or its predecessors Rand Afrikaans University (RAU) and Technikon Witwatersrand (TWR).
It is important for you to understand what alumni means as well as the different forms of alumni.
- Alumnus is a male singular, who has graduated from an institute of higher learning.
- Alumna is a female singular, who has graduated from an institute of higher learning.
- Alumnae is plural for females who have graduated from an institute of higher learning.
- Alumni is the collective term for both genders who have graduated from an institute of higher learning.
Pre-Alumni is the collective term for students that are still on the journey to obtain their qualification from an institute of higher learning.