UJ Research and Innovation Annual Report 2022
It was in 2022 that UJ submitted the highest number of research output units yet to the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) for accreditation, thus increasing the University’s chances of ascending to the number one position in terms of DHET-accredited publications in the country.
In March 2022, UJ also submitted its highest number of NRF rating applications yet to the National Research Foundation (NRF).
Furthermore, the University submitted and was awarded two new SARChI Chairs by the NRF – a SARChI Chair in Green Hydrogen, and a SARChI Chair in Blockchain Technology.
Other big wins of 2022 include two large equipment grants awarded through the NRF’s National Equipment Programme (NEP), while the SARChI Chairs that underwent five-year reviews received positive or conditional approval for continuation and support for a further five-year cycle. Both the NEP grants and the new SARChI Chairs provide an excellent start towards our efforts to raise external research income for 2023.