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University of Johannesburg

Corner Kingsway Avenue and University Road Auckland Park Johannesburg View map
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Public
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19,812
1,599
2,282

Overview

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the University is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent's development.

The phenomenal success story of the University is one that has surprised critics and won over sceptics. Being an institution that prides itself on its accessible excellence, UJ has established itself as an institution of global excellence and world-class stature since its founding in 2005.

UJ is home to 176 NRF rated researchers, six of whom are A-rated, and has 12 NRF SARChI South African Research Chairs. In its first five years of existence, UJ doubled its accredited research output and increased its number of distinguished South African Research Chairs from none to seven. This remarkable achievement was reached well ahead of the target set for 2015. The 2010 research outcome was the result of UJ's desire to establish itself as a thoroughly research-focused university.

UJ boasts world-class, internationally recognised academic programmes based on curricula informed by cutting-edge developments in both undergraduate and postgraduate education. UJ's programmes, within its eight faculties, are designed to prepare students for the world of work and for global citizenship. The University has four campuses, namely the Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus, Auckland Park Kingsway Campus, Doornfontein Campus and the Soweto Campus.

In order to make UJ's teaching, research and innovation goals a reality, UJ has, over the past eight years, invested in excess of R2 billion into the upgrading and expansion of living and learning facilities on all of its campuses and into creating a safe and secure, world-class learning and research environment for both staff and students.

UJ's module/course success rate now stands at 83.5% and the overall annual graduate output is in excess of 12,700 students. The University's First Year Experience (FYE) Programme, an initiative offering academic skills reinforcement with an accent on students mentoring fellow students, is one of the support programmes that help ease the school-to-university transition. Almost 1,790 student tutors, selected from third-year level and up, act as an interface between students and teaching staff. UJ also introduced academic advisors in the University residences and approved off-campus accommodation facilities. Under UJ's Academic Excellence Programme, 250 student advisors are serving 2,000 first-year students in 25 residences.

Notable too, is that UJ, with more than 3,400 international students; 7,800 postgraduates; and renowned academic staff, is an institution with an admirable graduation rate. Additionally, it produces the largest number of black accountants of all accredited universities in the country.

While UJ pursues global excellence and stature, the University envisages being nationally responsive in a manner that only UJ can. In this regard, UJ, as a socially responsive university, provides support to those students who come from the poorest communities; including providing two meals a day to nearly 4,000 students and financial aid through the UJ 'Missing Middle' Fund.

University Highlights

Total students - 19,812

9%
91%

International students - 2,282

70%
30%

Total faculty staff - 1,599

360
1239

Total students - 19,812

9%
91%

International students - 2,282

70%
30%

Total faculty staff - 1,599

1239
360
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