UJ subjects ranked amongst the world’s elite

Date: Apr 12, 2022 | Media Release, News


The University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) academic prowess has been recognised by the 2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

UJ has been ranked in 11 QS subjects and has debuted in the Hospitality and Leisure Management subject this year among the top 150 (in the 101-150 band) universities globally. UJ’s Hospitality and Leisure Management subject has also been ranked number one in South Africa.

Nationally, the University has mostly maintained its standing but made notable gains in two QS subjects, moving up from fourth to second place in South Africa for Chemistry and from fifth to fourth place in South Africa for Economics and Econometrics.

QS analysed information for 1 543 institutions, covering a total of 51 disciplines, grouped into five broad subject areas. The ranking identifies which subjects’ universities are particularly strong in relation to international competitors, looking specifically at the academic reputation and research output. Research citations, along with results of major global surveys of employers and academics are also used to rank the universities.

UJ’s results, in order of global rank band, are as follows:

QS Subject Rankings
University of Johannesburg
 
QS Subject

 

2019202020212022
Hospitality and Leisure Management

 

NOT RANKEDNOT RANKEDNOT RANKED101-150
#1 in SA
English Language and Literature

 

251-300
#4 in SA
201-250
#4 in SA
201-250
#4 in SA
251-300
#4 in SA
Education and Training

 

NOT RANKEDNOT RANKED301-350
#5 in SA
301-350
#5 in SA
Economics and Econometrics

 

451-500
#5 in SA
401-450
#4 in SA
351-400
#5 in SA
351-400
#4 in SA
Chemical Engineering

 

NOT RANKED301-350
#5 in SA
301-350
#4 in SA
351-400
#5 in SA
Agriculture and Forestry

 

NOT RANKEDNOT RANKED351-400
#6 in SA
351-400
#6 in SA
Environmental Sciences

 

NOT RANKEDNOT RANKED401-450
#6 in SA
401-450
#6 in SA
Chemistry

 

501-550
#6 in SA
501-550
#6 in SA
451-500
#4 in SA
451-500
#2 in SA
Physics and Astronomy

 

451-500
#4 in SA
451-500
#4 in SA
401-450
#2 in SA
451-500
#4 in SA
Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering

 

351-400
#5 in SA
401-450
#5 in SA
451-500
#5 in SA
451-500
#5 in SA
Medicine

 

NOT RANKED551-600
#8 in SA
601-650
#8 in SA
601-650
#8 in SA

 

Qs

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