The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has once again demonstrated itself as a global leader in higher education excellence and stature, with it advancing into the top 2.3% of universities globally, as published in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2017/2018, which were released today, Thursday, 8 June 2017.
Ranked among the top 650 global institutions for the 2017/18 season, UJ has improved upon its overall score. The outstanding showing of UJ in the QS World University Rankings is based on six performance indicators, related to global reputation, research output and quality, internationalisation, and teaching and learning. UJ’s high overall score was achieved, in part, by its improvement in employer reputation, as well as by its increased complement of international staff and students.
At a national level, UJ is one of nine universities in South Africa and one of 18 universities ranked in Africa. Remarkably, the twelve-year-old UJ is the youngest of all ranked universities in South Africa and has also moved into the 5th ranking position nationally. It is the only one of these top five universities in South Africa that has achieved this distinction without the benefit of a medical school.
UJ outperformed the South African average for participating universities in four of the six indicators, namely, employer reputation, staff-to-student ratio, international staff and international students. The scores for international students and employer reputation indicators show the highest improvement from 2016 to 2017.
UJ is pleased with the recognition of its performance which serves as an affirmation of UJ’s strategic commitment to being locally responsive whilst maintaining global competitiveness.
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