The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2024 now ranks the University of Johannesburg among the top 500 universities globally, as well as fourth in South Africa and Africa.
The University of Johannesburg is a research-intensive University whose mission is “Inspiring its community to transform and serve humanity through innovation and the collaborative pursuit of knowledge”. This mission is pursued through research conducted across the University’s nine faculties, including the College of Business and Economics, as well as a Business School.
UJ also hosts more than 65 research centres and institutes, including a DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence; more than 25 Research and Innovation Chairs, including SARChI Chairs, industry chairs, and UNESCO Chairs. The is home to over 300 NRF-rated researchers.
Research and Innovation / Ideation Chairs
The University hosts 26 chairs for research and innovation, or ideation. Nineteen (19) of these are SARChI chairs funded by the DSI-NRF.
The National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa rates researchers for the excellence of their research outputs.
UJ hosts two Technology Stations: the Metal Casting Technology Station and the Process, Energy and Environmental Technology Station.
Globally Leading Researchers
UJ hosts researchers with A-ratings from the National Research Foundation, for the high quality and impact of their recent research output, and who lead globally in their disciplines.
Distinguished Visiting Professors
UJ hosts Distinguished Visiting Professors, as well as Professors of Practice, Visiting Professors and Senior Research Associates.
Research outputs from UJ scholars and students can be found at UJ Press; an Esploro repository with theses and dissertations; at SCOPUS-indexed journals; books at global publishers and more.
UJ Press is committed to the goals of open research and open access (OA) publishing. The Press publishes titles in all disciplines related to Pan-African Decolonisation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
The Press also publishes co-publications with international publishers, translated titles, and digital scholarship.
UJ Press publishes titles in all disciplines related to Pan-African Decolonisation and 4IR.
Theses and Dissertations
The research from students and staff in their theses and dissertations, in an Esploro portal.
UJ provides support to research staff, visiting scholars, postdoctoral fellows and postgraduate students.
The UJ Research and Innovation Division (UJRI) strives to strengthen UJ’s position as a research-intensive university with regional and global reach.
Academic staff and visiting scholars can contact UJRI about NRF ratings, various funding opportunities and DHET accredited journals.
Trademarks, Patents, Licensing and other Intellectual Property matters are serviced by the UJ Technology Transfer Office (TTO).
Flagship institutes and Global Excellence and Stature (GES) projects are executed by Strategic Initiatives and Administration.
The Postdoctoral Research Fellows Programme and the Postgraduate School support graduated researchers.
Research and Innovation (UJRI)
The Research and Innovation Division strives to strengthen UJ’s position as a research-intensive university with regional and global reach.
Technology Transfer Office (TTO)
The TTO registers trademarks, applies for patents and facilitates Intellectual Property processes.
Postdoctoral Research Fellows Programme (PRFP)
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are awarded to individuals within five years of receiving a doctoral degree.