Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) 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 inspires and also bears testament to what can be achieved with a clear vision and strong leadership. Being an institution that prides itself in its accessible excellence, now in its eleventh year of existence, UJ has established itself as an institution of global excellence and world-class stature.
The University has four campuses, namely the Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus; the Auckland Park Kingsway Campus; the Doornfontein Campus; and the Soweto Campus. The university is also a comprehensive university which boasts 9 faculties. UJ has, over the past ten 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.
In 2014, UJ introduced handheld devices (a tablet or laptop) into first-year classrooms in a bid to connect these young minds with the world of e-knowledge that they are growing into, and to transform their ability to contribute and compete. This initiative has proven to be a resounding success.
With more than 50,000 students; +/- around 3,300 international students; more than 7,200 postgraduates and renowned academic staff, UJ, is an institution with an admirable graduation rate. UJ’s graduate success rate now stands at 83.4% and the overall annual graduate output is in excess of 11,400 students.
UJ is the first and only African university admitted to the highly respected consortium of 28 research-intensive universities in the world, Universitas 21 – an important endorsement of the growing international stature of UJ.
UJ produces the largest number of black accountants of all accredited residential universities in the country. Ninty-five percent of UJ students obtain employment within 12 months of graduation. This signals the value of UJ’s qualifications to South African and international employers.
UJ is home to 144 rated researchers, six of whom are A-rated, and has 12 National Research Foundation Chairs. UJ is also home to 24 Research Centres and six Flagship Research Institutes designed to enrich and deepen its academic profile through research innovation.
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