What drives the UJ Department of Sociology?​

Our vision

The vision of the department is to be a research-led department advancing critical, professional, policy and public sociology.

Our mission

  • Undertake high quality, socially relevant research and publication;
  • Continually strive to improve our teaching and supervision;
  • Cultivate an optimal learning experience that engenders critical engagement with a changing world;
  • Integrate teaching and social commitment with cutting-edge research;
  • Express academic citizenship through participation in professional activities.

Our core values

  • Academic freedom;
  • Diversity and social justice;
  • International cooperation;
  • Life-long learning;
  • Interdisciplinarity.
Our achievements