UJ's APK main architectural structure and fountain contiguous to the campus's library (not in picture). Photo by Gaby Ndongo.

UJ Climbs A Few Steps Up In The Latest BRICS Varsity Ranking

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has climbed five steps up to be ranked on the 58th position of the 2018 BRICS University Rankings of the top 300 universities.

BRICS University Ranking is a regional raking system that rates the top 300 universities in the countries of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa collectively.

UJ comes after the South African Stellenbosch University, which is ranked at the forty-seventh position.

The criteria by which the ranking is performed entail the reputations of both the academic wellbeing and output of the institution.

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Moreover, apart from the amount of research content produced, their usages in term of citation and the like are also considered.

The standards also look at other levels of excellence in the conduct of the various faculties and students obtaining knowledge from these faculties on a national and international scales.

UJ’s BRICS record of 2018

  • BRICS Rankings: 58th
  • Overall score: 55
  • Academic reputation: 55.1
  • Employer reputation: 79.6
  • Faculty students: 40.7
  • International faculty: 99.8
  • International students: 87.8
  • Papers per faculty: 40.9
  • Citations per Paper: 37.6

The University of Cape Town (UCT) occupies the first position of being both a South African and African university amongst other BRICS countries, as it is placed on the 19th position.

The other South African universities ranked, include:

  • University of Witwatersrand (36)
  • University of Pretoria (38)
  • University of Kwazulu-Natal (80)
  • Rhodes University (138)
  • University of the Western Cape (146)
  • University of the Free State (161-170)
  • North-West University (181-190)
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (191-200)
  • University of Fort Hare (251-300)

The Yunnan University of China, which the Russian Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State University precedes, inhabits the last position of all the three-hundred universities ranked in the system.

China’s Tsinghua University tops the ranking table, followed by seven other Chinese universities taking their positions in the top ten seats alongside one Russian university and two Indian institutions.

All of the figures, statistics, etc. were provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

(Contact Gaby Ndongo: gabyndongo@outlook.com; +27 72 524 6053)

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Gaby Ndongo Nkolo is a liberal Congolese nationalist who is currently studying Journalism at the University of Johannesburg. He works as a journalist for both The Open Journal and The Journalist. His interests are diverse ranging from skateboarding, boxing, the culinary arts, cycling and most importantly journalism which brought with it, interests in reading and writing. In particular Gaby enjoys activities that require speed or concentration; however, music beguiles his soul and rejuvenates his mind. This individual’s aspiration is to always be his true self and love who he is as a person; additionally, he aims to appreciate people for who they are as individuals.

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