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University of Johannesburg
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Year dem found am2005 Edit
Official nameUniversity of Johannesburg Edit
CountrySouth Africa Edit
Edey de administrative territorial entity insydJohannesburg Edit
Coordinate location26°11′0″S 27°59′56″E Edit
Member ofSouth African National Library and Information Consortium, ORCID, Inc., Association of African Universities Edit
Get subsidiaryUniversity of Johannesburg Faculty of Science, University of Johannesburg Faculty of Humanities Edit
Dema official websitehttp://www.uj.ac.za/ Edit

De University of Johannesburg (UJ) be public university wey dey locate insyd Johannesburg, South Africa. De University of Johannesburg cam into existence for 1 January 2005 as de result of merger between de Rand Afrikaans University (RAU), de Technikon Witwatersrand (TWR) den de Soweto den East Rand campuses of Vista University.[1] Prior to de merger, na dem incorporate de Daveyton den Soweto campuses of de former Vista University into RAU. As result of de merger of Rand Afrikaans University (RAU), ebe common give alumni make dem refer to de varsity as RAU. De vice-chancellor den principal of UJ be Professor Letlhokwa George Mpedi wey na he take office for 1 January 2023. Between 2018 den 2022, na UJ ein vice-chancellor den principal be Tshilidzi Marwala.[2][3][4]

De newly emerged institution be one of de largest comprehensive contact universities[1] for South Africa insyd from de 26 public universities wey dey make up de higher education system. UJ get student population of ova 50 000, of wich more dan 3000 be international students from 80 countries.[5]

History[edit | edit source]

Leadership[6][edit | edit source]

Chancellor[edit | edit source]

  • Wendy Luhabe
  • Professor Njabulo Ndebele
  • Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Vice-Chancellor den Principal[edit | edit source]

  • Professor Ihron Rensburg (2006 - 2018)[7]
  • Professor Tshilidzi Marwala (2018 - 2023)
  • Professor Lethokwa Mpedi (2023 - Present; currently dey office)[8]

Chair of Council[edit | edit source]

  • Professor Roy Marcus[9]
  • Mike Teke[10]
  • Xoliswa Kakana[11]

Campuses[edit | edit source]

University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park Campus

UJ get four campuses: de Auckland Park Kingsway, Auckland Park Bunting Road, Doornfontein den Soweto campuses – all dey locate insyd de metropolitan area of de City of Johannesburg.

University of Johannesburg, Doornfontein Campus

De university dey comprise built-up area in excess of 45,000m2 den de facilities available for de respective campuses dey include:

  • Lecture rooms den micro-laboratories
  • Libraries
  • Sports facilities
  • Auditoriums, halls, galleries den conference venues
  • Student shopping centres, restaurants den cafeterias
  • Campus den health clinics.
  • Villa give postgraduate students
  • Court rooms

UJ dey own island insyd de Vaal River, formerly dem know as RAU Island.

Organisation den administration[edit | edit source]

Executive Management Committee[edit | edit source]

De University of Johannesburg get de executive management structure wey dey follow:

  • Vice-Chancellor den Principal:

De Vice-Chancellor den Principal be de executive head of de varsity. All de offices dem list below be subordinate to de Vice-Chancellor den Principal.

  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic:

Wey ein executive duties dey involve overseeing academic development den support, de dean of each faculty den effectively head of each school be subordinate to de Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic.

  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO):

Be de officer responsible give financial governance den revenue as well as expenditure wey sanso effectively dey oversee de UJ pension fund.

  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research den Internationalization:

Responsible for Internationalization, den dey oversee Research den Innovation as well as de Library den Information Center.

  • Registrar:

Responsible for central Academic administration (wey dey include alumni), corporate governance as well as student health den wellness.

  • General Counsel:

General legal affairs dey pertain de varsity, disputes den litigation as well as contracts.

  • Chief Operating Officer (COO):

Responsible for de management of varsity facilities, safety den security as well as human capital management.

  • Senior Executive Director:

University relations, sports, den general student affairs.

De varsity dey bell dis de Executive Leadership Group (ELG).[12][13]

Academic profile[edit | edit source]

Rankings den reputation[edit | edit source]

UJ Times Higher Education Ranking 2017 to 2024
Year World Rank
2024 401–500
2023 601–800
2022 601–800
2021 601–800
2020 601–800
2019 601–800
2018 601–800
2017 601-800

Collaborations[edit | edit source]

Libraries, collections den museums[edit | edit source]

  • De Kingsway Library[29] dey serve de Kingsway campus (APK) wey edey contain extensive selection of research literature spread over seven levels. Edey locate for de main entrance to de Kingsway campus insyd de vicinity of de administrative department of de campus.
  • Bunting Road Campus Library
  • Doornfontein Campus Library
  • Soweto Campus Library

Research[edit | edit source]

NRF rated researchers
A-rated 8
B-rated 37
C-rated 99
P-rated 1
Y-rated 33
Total 176

De University of Johannesburg get large research compendium, plus researchers for various fields den research focus areas insyd. De varsity get 176 rated researchers, six of wey be NRF "A-rated" researchers, dem internationally recognise insyd dema fields.[1]

Research focus areas

Below be list of de spread of de NRF rated researchers per faculty as for April 2013.[30]

  • Science 42%
  • Humanities 21%
  • Engineering den de Built Environment 7%
  • Health Sciences 7%
  • Law 7%
  • Education 5%
  • Art, Design den Architecture 4%
  • Management 4%
  • Economic den financial sciences 3%

Faculties[edit | edit source]

De University of Johannesburg dey compose of eight faculties.

Art, Design den Architecture[edit | edit source]

De Faculty of Art, Design den Architecture (FADA)[31] dey offer programmes for eight creative disciplines insyd.

FADA be home to de following departments:

  • Department of Industrial Design
  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Fashion Design
  • Department of Graphic Design
  • Department of Interior Design
  • Department of Jewellery Design and Manufacture
  • Department of Multimedia
  • Department of Visual Art

College of Business den Economics[edit | edit source]

De University of Johannesburg ein College of Business den Economics (CBE) na dem launch am for 1 July 2017. De college emerge from de former Faculty of Management den de former Faculty of Economic den Financial Sciences. E succeed make e dey help chaw students academically wey SA students dey prefer am.

Education[edit | edit source]

De faculty of Education ein research focus areas dey include ecologists of learning to ecologists of practice, learning make ebe teacher – towards learner outcomes insyd schools, discourse den performative practice of teachers insyd language literacy den communication, keystone species insyd de science den mathematics classrooms of two schools, teachers building practice as community counselors, teachers den tools: crafting technology education insyd practice, teacher identity den de culture of schools, Information den communication technology insyd schools, Values den human rights insyd education, den aggression insyd secondary schools for South Africa insyd.[32]

Engineering den de Built Environment[edit | edit source]

De faculty of Engineering den de Built Environment ein research focus areas dey include civil engineering materials research, chromium steels, control den image processing, industrial electronics technology, manufacturing, mineral processing den technology, optical communications, process optimization of thermodynamic systems, small-scale mining den minerals, speech den signal processing, telecommunications, unmanned aerial vehicles, water research.[32]

  • Department of Aircraft Maintenance den Engineering
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering Science
  • Department of Civil Engineering Technology
  • Department of Construction Management den Quantity Surveying
  • Department of Electrical den Electronic Engineering Science
  • Department of Electrical den Electronic Engineering Technology
  • Department of Metallurgy
  • Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Technology
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering Science
  • Department of Mine Surveying
  • Department of Mining Engineering
  • Department of Quality den Operations Management
  • Department of Town den Regional Planning.

Health Sciences[edit | edit source]

De faculty of Health Science ein research focus areas dey include Laser Research, optometrics science, Water den Health Research.[32] Der sanso be big department give sport studies wich dey include sport psychology, sport management, sport communication, sport development den sport science. Edey house de departments wey dey follow (sam of wich dey serve as de best for de country insyd):

  • Department of Biomedical Technology
  • Department of Chiropractic
  • Department of Emergency Medical Care
  • Department of Environmental Health
  • Department of Homeopathy
  • Department of Human Anatomy den Physiology
  • Department of Medical Imaging den Radiation (Radiography)
  • Department of Nursing
  • Department of Optometry
  • Department of Podiatry
  • Department of Somatology
  • Department of Sport den Movement Studies

Humanities[edit | edit source]

De faculty of Humanities ein research focus areas dey include social development insyd Africa, sociological research, culture den languages for Africa, African-European studies, den de study of democracy insyd.[32]

Law[edit | edit source]

De faculty of Law ein research focus areas dey include de study of economic crime, private international law insyd Africa, banking law, international law insyd Africa, international den comparative labour den social security law, den sport law.[32]

Science[edit | edit source]

The faculty of Science ein research focus areas dey include nanotechnology, energy den sustainable development, aquatic eco-toxicology, den economic geo-metallurgy.[32]

De faculty currently get 11 departments: Academy of Computer Science den Software Engineering; Biochemistry; Biotechnology den Food Technology; Botany den Plant Biotechnology; Chemical Sciences; Geography, Environmental Management & Energy Studies; Geology; Physics; Pure den Applied Mathematics; Statistics; den Zoology.[33]

Traditions den student activities[edit | edit source]

Athletics, sport, arts den culture[edit | edit source]

Athletics den sport

De varsity dey offer chaw different kinds of sport:

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Judo
  • Karate
  • Netball
  • Rowing
  • Rugby union
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

As plus de former RAU, rugby be large focus of chaw students. UJ ein competitive sport be regulated by de UJ Sports Bureau. Sport education be regulated by de Faculty of Health Science den Department of Sport den Movement Studies.

UJ make name for ein self insyd athletics, hockey, basketball den rowing particularly. Na 2008 Olympic representative Juan Van Deventer be for de time student. Several players wey dem compete for de South Africa national basketball team for de 2011 African Basketball Championship insyd Madagascar be UJ Alumni.[34]

UJ get numerous sporting venues:

  • UJ Gymnasium – locate for APK campus top; dem use for various sports
  • UJ Hockey Stadium den Grounds – locate insyd Melville; dem use for hockey
  • UJ Stadium – locate insyd Westdene; dem use primarily for athletics buh sanso soccer
  • Grasdak – locate insyd Westdene; dem use primarily for rowing
  • Soweto Stadium – locate insyd Soweto; dem use primarily for soccer
  • Kingsway Campus Auckland Park – dey contain squash courts, swimming pool den volleyball courts

Arts den culture

De University of Johannesburg get arts centre, dey comprise 436-seat theatre, art gallery den rehearsal studios wer de UJ Arts Academy dey rehearse. Dis academy dey consist of de University of Johannesburg Choir (dem conduct by Renette Bouwer den Sidumo Jacobs), de UJ Drama Company, de UJ Dance Company den de UJ Song den Dance Company.

People[edit | edit source]

Students[edit | edit source]

UJ enroll 43,630 undergraduates den 6,280 graduate students insyd 2011. Women constitute 55 percent of de total student headcount.[32]

Residence life

De Student Accommodation & Residence Life division be mainly responsible for de accommodation of approximately 19,000 students insyd both varsity owned den managed residences as well as off-campus accredit privately owned accommodation.

Dis be vast division plus 35 residences, wey dey include de seven day houses, spread over four campuses for de University of Johannesburg.

Off-campus accommodation ein properties dem accredit be within 2 km of each campus den wer dem be beyond de prescribed radius; de set condition be dat service providers dem be oblige make e provide transport. Additionally, inter-campus transportation dey provide for all students wey dey reside insyd off-campus residences den houses. De varsity dey offer to all students, list of accredited off-campus accommodation.[35]

Faculty den staff[edit | edit source]

  • Ramani Durvasula, Ph.D. - Visiting Professor of Psychology
  • Samuel Wamba Fosso, Distinguished Visiting professor

References[edit | edit source]

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