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UJ’s revolutionary agricultural technology wins prestigious innovation award

A pioneering breakthrough in agricultural technology, championed by Professors Eduard Venter, Charles Whitehead, and Dr Joseph Walker of the University of Johannesburg (UJ), has revolutionised the brewing industry. This transformative method, known as “Rapid Screening of Barley,” provides a fast and accurate approach to assessing germination energy in harvested barley, addressing a crucial requirement in […]

UJ Law’s Prof Fredericks represents Africa at UNIDROIT

The University of Johannesburg‘s (UJ’s) Prof Eesa Fredericks will continue representing Africa at the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law, UNIDROIT, for the period 2024-2028. He was reappointed to serve on the UNIDROIT Governing Council at the organisation’s 82nd Annual General Meeting, on 14 December 2023, in Rome and remains the only elected […]

Transforming pre-service teacher education with VR and Learning Analytics

Virtual reality (VR) classrooms are immersive classroom learning environments which offer an interactive and dynamic platform for microteaching. The joint research project of the University of Johannesburg’s Centre for Advanced Leaming Technologies in Science Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths (CALTSTEAM) and the Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences on Learning Analytics for Virtual Reality (LAViR) […]

First issue of UJ research magazine showcases UJ research tackling SDG challenges

The first issue of a new magazine about UJ Research and Innovation was published on Friday 12 Jan 2024. This first issue showcases selected published research outputs, awards and books. The focus of the first issue is exploring solutions to challenges posed by Sustainable Development Goals. Says Prof Sarah Gravett, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research & Internationalisation […]

Eight UJ education researchers listed among AfricaTop100 Education scientists for 2024

Eight education researchers from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) have been listed among the AfricaTop100 Education Scientists for the year 2024. This recognition, by the African Development Scientific Index (ADScientific Index), highlights their significant contributions to the field of education. The UJ researchers who have been listed are: Professor Linda Chisholm Professor Raj Mestry Professor […]

UJ honours excellence at 2023 Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Awards

The University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Letlhokwa Mpedi honoured some of the institution’s top performers in the Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Awards for Teaching, Research, Innovation and Service 2023. The hybrid ceremony, held on Wednesday, 22 November 2023, at the Ubuntu Chambers on the Auckland Park Kingsway Campus, recognised eleven exceptional contributors from diverse […]

UJ’s Prof Gumbo rethinking sustainable urban development and urges a new approach

Existing strategies for sustainable urban development in the Global South have repeatedly fallen short in catering to the requirements of most low-income households. Trynos Gumbo, a Professor of Smart and Sustainable Cities and Regions at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), calls for a transformative mindset, advocating the creation of smart and sustainable cities that prioritise inclusivity, resilience, […]

UJ researchers discover new bacterial species with healthcare potential in South African medicinal plant

Researchers from the University of Johannesburg have discovered a new bacteria species living inside an African medicinal plant, which may be found to have healthcare applications in future. Prof Mahloro Serepa-Dlamini headed the team that isolated and identified the Bacillus dicomae sp. nov. species living inside an indigenous medicinal sub-Saharan plant, Dicoma anomala. She is the Head of the […]

UJ scholars honoured as Members of South Africa’s Academy of Science

Two academics from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) were among the 38 leading scholars and scientists inaugurated as Members of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) at the annual Awards Ceremony on 9 November 2023. Umesh Ramnarain is a Professor in science education and Head of Department in Science and Technology Education at […]