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The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, also known as Wits University is a leading, internationally-ranked, research-intensive University located in Johannesburg, South Africa, the economic heartland of Africa. Committed to academic and research excellence, Wits generates high level scarce skills for a globally competitive world, while addressing local social and economic development. At the forefront of a changing society, Wits is a social leader, dedicated to advancing the public good.

Wits is known for its work in deep level mining, science, health sciences, accountancy, law, governance, and the humanities, amongst others. It houses five Faculties which comprise 34 Schools. The five Faculties are Commerce, Law and Management; Engineering and the Built Environment; Health Sciences, Humanities and Science.

The University offers approximately 3 600 courses to about 30 800 full-time students, of whom about a third are postgraduate and 55% are female. Almost 65% of all doctoral candidates and about half of all enrollments are in the Science, Engineering and Technology fields. Wits has developed about 130 000 graduates in its 92 years of existence. It has a proud record in that about 87% of all publications are in accredited international journals.

Wits is a diverse, cosmopolitan University that serves as home to thousands of international students from around the world.

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World Rankings

THE
#201-250
QS
#403
ARWU
#201-300
WURMP 2020
#172
Information about the World University Rankings
World university rankings can be used as an indicator of a university's prospects and prestige. Ranking publishers use different performance indicators such as teaching quality, research quality or the ratio of staff to students to place higher education institutions in order of success and impact. Results across the different rankings will vary according to the measures used and the importance they place on the different performance indicators.

The rankings listed above are taken from three of the most trusted World University Rankings:

Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE)
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings focus on 5 core areas: Teaching (30%); Research (30%); Citations (30%); International outlook (7.5%); and Industry Income (2.5%). See their methodology

QS World University Rankings (QS)
The QS World University Rankings evaluate universities based on Academic Reputation (40%), Employer Reputation (10%), Faculty/Student Ratio (20%), Citations per faculty (20%), International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio (5%). See their methodology

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks universities according to Quality of Education (30%), Quality of Faculty (40%), Research Output (20%), and Per Capita Performance (10%). See their methodology

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