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Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualizing the potential that higher education holds for the continent's development.

UJ has transformed into a diverse, inclusive, transformational, and collegial institution, with a student population of over 50 000, of which more than 3000 are international students from 80 countries. This makes UJ one of the largest contact universities in South Africa (SA) from the 26 public universities that make up the higher education system.

The vision of the UJ is to be "an international University of choice, anchored in Africa, dynamically shaping the future". The mission can be described as follows: "inspiring its community to transform and serve humanity through innovation and the collaborative pursuit of knowledge".

These are underpinned by four values, namely: imagination, conversation, regeneration and ethical foundation.

The six strategic objectives provide a focused means for realising the Vision, Mission and Values of the University as set out above. They further represent a re-working of the original UJ Strategic Thrusts 2020 in the context of a wider positioning of the University as "The Pan-African" Centre for Critical Intellectual Inquiry, with the primary goal of achieving global excellence and stature. 

The six strategic objectives are:

  • Excellence in Research and Innovation.
  • Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
  • An International Profile for Global Excellence and Stature.
  • Enriching Student-Friendly Learning and Living Experience.
  • Active National and Global Reputation Management, and
  • Fitness for Global Excellence and Stature (GES).            


Recognized as the country's second strongest brand, UJ offers world-class, internationally recognized academic programmes based on curricula informed by cutting-edge developments in both undergraduate and postgraduate education, and that are designed to prepare students for the world of work and for global citizenship.

Our curriculum is increasingly reflective of previously marginalized scholarship that talks to a transformation and decolonisation agenda, with Africa at its core.

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Courses offered by University of Johannesburg


Advanced Diploma In Business Information Technology

The purpose of this qualification is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to develop software solutions to solve business problems effectively using the latest technologies.

by University of Johannesburg

BEd Senior And FET Phase Teaching (English)

The purpose of the Bachelor of Education in Senior Phase and FET Teaching is to deliver professionally qualified beginner teachers for the Senior and FET phase of schooling.

by University of Johannesburg

Preparation for ACCA Financial Reporting

Non-credit bearing short learning programme. This SLP is part of a suite of ACCA Preparation short learning programmes for people that wish to work towards writing ACCA exams for professional qualifications.

by University of Johannesburg

SLP Risks and Socio-Environmental Sustainability

Students and professionals have been increasingly showing interests to enroll for a short learning programme that offer knowledge and competencies in environmental risk assessment, principles and premises of social and environmental sustainability as well as sustainability science. This demand is ...

by University of Johannesburg

Management Consulting For The 4IR (Executive Education)

As the world recovers from massive unemployment levels due to the pandemic, early trends show that the new world of work is shifting away from full-time jobs to short-term contracts and multiple gigs.

by University of Johannesburg

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