The University’s stellar efforts in health sciences research have been recognised by the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) in its latest 2018 edition of its Subject Ranking in Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health (also referred to as ‘Medicine’ by THE), published on Wednesday, 8 November. UJ makes its debut in this subject ranking in the 401–500 ranking band globally (i.e., ranked among the Top 500 institutions worldwide) for Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health (‘Medicine’).
This is a great accomplishment for the University especially since it has attained this distinction without the benefit of a medical school. This ranking result also places UJ in the company of esteemed universities with well-established medical schools that produce medical research. The list of subjects used to create this subject ranking in Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health includes: Medicine; Dentistry; Nursing; Optometry; Radiology; Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging; Rehabilitation; Public Health; and Environmental Health.
Six other South African universities were also ranked, five of which have medical schools – University of Cape Town (UCT) at 70th in the world, and first in Africa and South Africa; University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in the 101–125 ranking group and second in Africa and South Africa; Stellenbosch University (SU) also makes its debut in the 201–250 ranking group; University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) also makes its debut in the 251–300 ranking group; and the University of Pretoria (UP) also makes its debut in the same 401–500 ranking group as UJ. UJ is placed sixth among them, with the University of the Western Cape bringing up the rear also making its debut in the same 401–500 ranking group as UJ.