Johannesburg - The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has seen its ratings for excellence rise by more than 50 places to rank among the best performing South African and world’s elite universities.
UJ has moved up markedly by roughly 59 places into the 501–510 rank band worldwide from 551–560 in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2020 published on Wednesday.
This achievement places UJ among the top 1.8% of universities globally.
"Significantly, this means that UJ has achieved a higher overall score and improved its global rank position in each of the ranking indicators, with a considerable climb in the rank of 22 places for employer reputation (from 366 to 344) and notable climbs for the staff-to-student ratio as well as for the proportion of international staff (up 18 places, from 233 to 215) and international students (up 75 places, from 430 to 355)," UJ said in a statement.
"Additionally, UJ is recognised as the best-performing South African institution in the staff-to-student ratio category – climbing 32 places, from 445 to 413.