The NRF rating is a system introduced by the National Research Foundation (NRF) with the aim of building “a globally competitive science system in South Africa” (https://www.nrf.ac.za/rating). Although the system in its form is unique to South Africa, it serves as a benchmarking tool to compare the quality of South African researchers to the best in the world across various research fields and/or disciplines. Researchers submit an application for a Rating, through their university, to the NRF. Following a review process conducted by fellow experts in the field, the successful applicant is awarded a Rating which “is based primarily on the quality and impact of their research outputs over the past eight years, taking into consideration the evaluation made by local and international peers” Read more.
NRF Rating Categories
There are five (5) NRF Ratings categories as per the table below.
UJ A Rated Researchers
A-rated researchers are those who are unequivocally recognised by their peers as being leading international scholars in their field for the high quality and impact of their recent research outputs. Read more
Ratings per Faculties
How the University of Johannesburg is rated in each Faculty/College?