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UJ debuts on Academic Ranking of World Universities

Aug 16 2017 20:15

Johannesburg - The University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) global stature and academic robustness have been given a significant boost through its inclusion in the Top 500 universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy on Tuesday, 15 August 2017.  

ARWU is the most prestigious global ranking system in the world which uses only externally accessed, objective measures in its assessment of university performance. It is a ranking system that is heavily focused on research quality and impact.

Not only was this UJ’s first appearance in this ranking system, but the University find itself ranked highly in relation to its peer South African universities, having been placed 4th in South Africa between Stellenbosch University in third place and the University of KwaZulu-Natal in fifth place, all in the 401-500 band.

Wits University heads the list in the 201-300 band followed by the University of Cape Town in the 301-400 ranking band. The University of Pretoria falls in the 501-600 ranking band, followed by North West University in the 601-700 band and the University of South Africa in the 701-800 band.
UJ has adopted a vigorous transformation agenda since its establishment in 2005, in order for staff and students to appropriately reflect the national and regional demographics and is recording good progress in this respect.

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