The University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg in South Africa, the city whose name it carries. The vision is to be “an international University of choice, anchored in Africa, dynamically shaping the future”. Positioned as “The Pan-African” Centre for Critical Intellectual Inquiry, with the primary goal of achieving global excellence and stature, UJ boasts world-class, internationally recognised academic programmes informed by cutting-edge developments in both undergraduate and postgraduate education.
The University of Johannesburg innovates and leads in teaching and learning with a Pan-African orientation. Committed to access and excellence, it ensures that its students are offered a rich, rounded learning experience. In teaching and learning, UJ works constantly to renew curricula, enhance staff qualifications and expertise, innovate in teaching and assessment practices, and create stimulating technology-rich learning environments. UJ graduates are educated as African world citizens for life, work and leadership in the dynamic and complex world of the 21st century, and as knowledge practitioners in professional domains. Their students learn to be innovative, adaptable, socially reflective, and equipped for critical intellectual inquiry. UJ capitalises on its location in Johannesburg within its broader African context, and promotes engagement with a wide range of stakeholders and communities.
“It is a great honour to be a finalist….which acknowledges our role as a leading University at the forefront of dynamic education and research. The University will continue to strive for transformation, equity and access while ensuring Pan African and global excellence.’’
Professor Angina Parekh, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic)