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Mandate of the PGS

The University of Johannesburg has set itself the strategic goal of achieving global excellence and stature. Since its inception in 2010 the Postgraduate School has evolved into a postgraduate development platform that is dedicated to improving key performance indicators related to postgraduate success. It contributes to the creation of a research-enabling environment through the provision of funding and research capacity development opportunities. Originally established as the Postgraduate Centre (PGC) the PGS was formed after benchmarking international best practice followed by robust engagement within the University. The mandate of the new University of Johannesburg Postgraduate School (PGS) is a result of a collaborative process that aims to balance international best practice with the unique requirements of UJ. The PGS aligns the school’s mission with that of the University of Johannesburg in inspiring its community to transform and serve humanity through innovation and the collaborative pursuit of knowledge.

Vision of the PGS

In line with the UJ vision of aspiring to become an international University of choice, anchored in Africa, dynamically shaping the future, the vision of the PGS is to become a school of service excellence dedicated to UJ postgraduate development and performance.

The goals for the school are to:

  • Deliver on PGS vision and mission in accordance with the vision, mission, and values of UJ, in collaboration with faculties, while adhering to the principles of good governance defined by the legal-managerial framework of the University.
  • Conceptualism and annually update PGS strategy in terms of faculty needs, ultimately aiming at improving the UJ postgraduate value chain.
  • Effectively and efficiently manage PGS resources in improving the UJ postgraduate portfolio.
  • Serve and support postgraduates holistically through a single, highly accessible Point of contact, thus serving to advance their progress and success.
  • Develop and promote a UJ postgraduate culture.

The PGS has 4 units, namely:

  • Postgraduate Fund Management (PFM)
  • Research Capacity Development (RCD)
  • Statistical Consultation Services (STATKON)
  • Policy, Benchmarking, Monitoring & Research (PBMR)

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