For the third year running, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) has ranked among the top 100 universities in the latest 2019 edition of the QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings, released on Thursday, 21 June 2018.
This ranking celebrates the world's leading young universities that are under 50 years of age and includes the world's 150 leading institutions founded after 1968.
UJ has gradually climbed the QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings in comparison to its current global ranking of 84 in the 81–90 band. This constitutes a steady climb of 12 places from last year's rank position of 96 in the 91–100 band, which is a remarkable achievement and testament to the massive strides it has made in gaining global acknowledgement for its academic excellence and high impact research.
"The University is proud of its performance being placed among the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old. As a comprehensive university that came into existence only in 2005, credit must go to UJ leadership, staff and students for the vision, strategy and hard work that has resulted in UJ being rated so highly among its peers. Evidence of our strategic interventions are beginning to come to fruition. Our staff and students will continue to strive for excellence in teaching, learning, research and scholarship in 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-based economy," says Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, UJ.