Welcome to the University of Johannesburg's Research Portal

Research at UJ

We invite you to explore our affiliated scholar's research and gain in-depth insights into their collaboration networks, scientific & societal impact, visibility, and the extent to which their research is being cited, mentioned in the press and shared on social media. Implementation of the portal is ongoing; new scholars, publications and other content is constantly being added. UJ-affiliated academic staff and postdoctoral students may click here to request a new or updated profile.

UJ is a research-intensive university hosting 70 Research Centres and Institutes (including a DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence), 26 Research and Innovation Chairs (including SARChI, Industry and UNESCO Chairs), as well as various Centres of Excellence, Technology Stations and Flagship Research Institutes. UJ's seven Faculties, College of Business and Economics and the Johannesburg Business School (JBS) are also home to 328 National Research Foundation (NRF) rated researchers.

As of 2024, UJ is:

- Ranked #1 in South Africa for nationally accredited published research output. (Department of Higher Education and Training)
- Ranked #1 in South Africa for the most productive scholars of nationally accredited published research output (Department of Higher Education and Training).
- Ranked #1 in Africa and South Africa (Times Higher Young University Rankings).
- Ranked #2 in sub-Saharan Africa (Times Higher Education World University Rankings).
- Ranked #3 in the world for the United Nation's SDG Goal 1 – No Poverty (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings).
- Ranked #6 in the world for the United Nation's SDG Goal 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings).
- Within the top 3.1% universities globally (Centre for World University Rankings).
- One of only four South African universities ranked among the top 500 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings).

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