The University of Johannesburg has once again been recognised among the top in the world in the latest U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings; the 2023 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject, as well as the QS World University Rankings: Sustainability.
U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings (BGUR) 2022-2023
According to the 2022-2023 edition of the U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings (BGUR), UJ has again been ranked among the top 500 universities in the world, at position 421, down only four places from 417 last year.
This year, U.S. News & World Report ranked 2000 universities across more than 90 countries, in their 2022-2023 edition of the U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings (BGUR).
UJ is again ranked #5 in South Africa this year. The results for the South African universities are available at the following link: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-global-universities/south-africa.
2023 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject
The results for the 2023 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject (THE Subject Rankings) were also released this week. In the 2023 edition, UJ has been ranked in 11 THE subjects. The University has climbed in three subjects and retained rank band position in five subjects. Business and Economics: climbed one band from 501-600 to the 401-500 band in the world and ranked at number 4 in South Africa. Education also climbed one band from 301-400 to the 251-300 band in the world – #3 in South Africa, as well as Psychology. The latter subject climbed one band from 301-400 to the 251-300 band in the world – #2 in South Africa.
Retaining its position in the world are the subjects in Arts and Humanities; Computer Science; Life Sciences; Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences. Notably, UJ was ranked, nationally, in the second position for Psychology and Computer Science, and in the third position for Education, Law, Life Sciences, and Social Sciences.
QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2023
Lastly, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has now also embarked on impact and sustainability rankings with a new ranking that they are calling the QS World University Rankings: Sustainability or, more simply put, the QS Sustainability Rankings.
QS has decided to also go the impact and sustainability route and has entered the impact and sustainability rankings fray, joining Times Higher Education (THE) in what is becoming a rather crowded ranking terrain. This year’s edition of this new ranking system is the pilot, and 700 universities have been ranked and given a pilot ranking result in this first iteration (the 2023 edition).
With all that said, among the 700 universities that QS has ranked in this pilot edition, UJ has done well in these first outcomes and is ranked in the 171-180 band in the world and has come in at #2 in South Africa, joint with the University of Pretoria (UP). The University of Cape Town (UCT) is #1 in South Africa, ranked at position 132 in the world.