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UJ forges strategic partnership with City University of Hong Kong

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is proud to announce a new and exciting partnership with City University of Hong Kong (CityU). This collaboration, formalised through a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), marks a significant step forward in UJ’s ongoing commitment to internationalisation and global engagement. Professor Sarah Gravett, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Internationalisation) led a […]

Dr Naledi Pandor calls for solidarity with Palestine in keynote address at UJ memorial lecture

International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Minister Naledi Pandor, in her keynote address at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) on May 8, 2024, highlighted the unique responsibility of South African institutions of higher learning, given the nation’s history, to stand in solidarity with Palestine. Delivering the University’s second annual Shireen Abu Akleh Memorial Lecture, […]

UJ, French Embassy celebrate democracy, sportsmanship with inclusive Sports Day

Staff members and students at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), together with staff at the French Embassy in South Africa, enjoyed a fun-filled Sports Day in celebration of 30 Years of Democracy in South Africa on Thursday, 14 March 2024. The event, which took place at the UJ Soweto Campus sports complex comprising UJ Sport […]

Opinion: ICJ genocide case provides important lessons in both law and journalism

Ylva Rodny-Gumede is a Professor and Senior Director: Division for Internationalisation at the University of Johannesburg. She recently published an opinion article that first appeared in the Mail & Guardian on 13 January 2024. The South African case of genocide brought against the state of Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is one that stands to set precedence […]

Opinion: More intra-Africa university collaborations are needed

Ylva Rodny-Gumede is head of the division for internationalisation and professor of communication studies at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. She recently published an opinion article that first appeared in the University World News on 30 November 2023. As a university in Africa and a university in the Global South, my own university, the […]

How to place internationalisation at the heart of HE

Prof. Ylva Rodny-Gumede is the head of the division for internationalisation and professor of communication studies at the University of Johannesburg. She recently published an opinion article that first appeared in the University World News on 20 April 2023. Given the myriad of challenges and changes to higher education, not least in the wake of […]

Swedish higher education delegation visits UJ to explore collaboration opportunities

The South Africa-Sweden University Forum (SASUF) is a strategic internationalisation project aimed at fostering stronger ties between South Africa and Sweden in the areas of research, education, and innovation. To this end, SASUF organised the SASUF Research and Innovation Week 2023, which took place from March 27th to March 31st, 2023 at the University of […]

Irish delegation visits the UJ Centre for Neurodiversity 

The University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Faculty of Education hosted the Irish Minister of State for Disabilities in the Department of Children, Disability, Equality Integration, Anne Rabbitte, on a site visit to the Soweto Campus. The Faculty has a strong flagship programme in childhood education and with the addition of the Centre for Neurodiversity (CND@UJ)), launched […]

SA’s visa crisis jeopardises internationalisation efforts of universities, businesses

Professor Ylva Rodny-Gumede is the Head of the Division for Internationalisation and a Professor in the School of Communication at the University of Johannesburg. She recently published an opinion article that first appeared in the The Citizen on 13 March 2023. Market depends on skilled labour with universal exposure. Along with the many other issues […]