The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is pleased by the news that the Institution has yet again been recognised by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings in its 2019 edition, released on Wednesday, 27 September 2018. UJ has again been ranked in the 601–800 band for the third year running.
We take the view that global excellence and stature, on its own, should not dampen our drive for national and Pan African responsiveness, and it is our firm resolve to pursue these goals, simultaneously. The University has invested heavily in the teaching and learning domain to make it possible for students from even the poorest backgrounds and schools to excel academically.
Evidence of our strategic interventions is beginning to come to fruition. Our staff and students will continue to strive for excellence in teaching, learning, research and scholarship – as part of our commitment to national and global imperatives. UJ remains committed to its national mandate of producing a skilled workforce, addressing issues of redress and equity and helping South Africa move from a resource-based economy to a knowledge and skill-based economy.
The ranking also sees UJ in fifth position in South Africa behind the University of Cape Town, the University of the Witwatersrand, Stellenbosch University and the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal.