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Distinguished Professors

Professor N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba

Professor Keyan Gray Tomaselli

Professor Thaddeus Metz

Flagship Institutes


The Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) is a joint initiative of the University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa, and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.
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The Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation was established at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in 2016 as one of nine flagship centres of excellence to conduct research. 

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The goal of the Institute for Intelligent Systems is to be a leading African based world-class Research Institute for Systems Intelligence, Continuous Engineering and Cognitive Computing in Africa and BRICS countries.

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The University of Johannesburg Confucius Institute (UJCI) is one of five Confucius Institutes in South Africa, and one of several hundred Confucius Institutes at universities and other educational institutions around the world. 

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International trade and commerce are on an ever-increasing upward trajectory, notwithstanding some political doubts about globalisation expressed in recent times.

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The study of the earth must sit atop the priority list of any institution; quite simply, the all-encompassing, global and continuous changes, potentials and intricacies of the planet make concerned and vested stakeholders of us all.

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