University of the Witwatersrand

University of the Witwatersrand is one of 6 universities included in U-Multirank for South Africa. University of the Witwatersrand is a very large public university located in Johannesburg. It was founded in 1922. With regard to the scope of its subjects and degree programmes offered, the University of the Witwatersrand is a comprehensive institution. It is characterised by a high percentage of international students. As made clear by its sunburst chart – a snapshot illustration of the university’s performance profile across the five U-Multirank dimensions. Its overall profile shows top performance across various indicators, with 7 ‘A’ (very good) scores. For a comprehensive overview of this university’s performance, see its complete performance scores in the tables below.

University of the Witwatersrand
1 Jan Smuts Avenue, Braamfontein
2000 Johannesburg
South Africa
+27 (0)11 717 1000

http://www.wits.ac.za/

Compare University of the Witwatersrand to other universities

U-Multirank's unique 'Sunburst chart' gives an illustration of a university's performance profile across the five U-Multirank dimensions. These are indicated in different colours. For instance, the teaching and learning dimension is symbolised by the colour green. Each 'sunray' represents one of the thirty plus U-Multirank indicators. The longer the ray, the better the performance of an institution on the selected indicator: a full-length ray stands for 'top group' performance, whereas a short ray means 'weak' performance. A missing sunray indicates that the specific data indicator is not available. An institution's performance in an indicator can be identified by moving the cursor over the rays. A key guard for the sunburst chart is provided here .

Explanation for sunburst
Teaching & Learning
Score
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Bachelor graduation rate

67.39

%

0

100

Masters graduation rate

63.13

%

0

100

Graduating on time (bachelors)

59.4

%

0

100

Graduating on time (masters)

18.61

%

0

100

Relative BA graduate unemployment

less than 5%

Relative MA graduate unemployment

less than 5%

Relative graduate unemployment long first degree

none

Graduating on time (long first degree)

53

%

Graduation rate long first degree

Research
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Citation rate

0.77

0.08

2.53

Research publications (absolute numbers)

7,152

1

67,252

Research publications (size-normalised)

0.22

0

13.53

External research income

0

282.88

Art related output

0

1.99

Top cited publications

7

%

0

34.2

Interdisciplinary publications

11.1

0

24.6

Post-doc positions

10.84

%

0

100

Publication output

2

Strategic research partnerships

20

0

5,823

Professional publications

152

0

4,589.01

Knowledge Transfer
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Co-publications with industrial partners

4.5

%

0

29.9

Income from private sources

0

236.5

Patents awarded (absolute numbers)

33

0

2,416

Patents awarded (size-normalised)

1.02

0

483.1

Industry co-patents

3

%

0

100

Spin-offs

0.22

0

222.2

Publications cited in patents

0.7

%

0

5.2

Income from continuous professional development

0

100

Graduate companies

0

81.5

International Orientation
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Foreign language bachelor programmes

0

%

0

100

Foreign language master programmes

0

%

0

100

Student mobility

0.03

0

1

International academic staff

30.44

%

0

100

International joint publications

61.4

%

8.3

91.4

International doctorate degrees

38.7

%

0

100

Foreign language long first degree programmes

0

%
Regional Engagement
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Bachelor graduates working in the region

more than 75%

Master graduates working in the region

more than 75%

Student internships in the region

0

100

Regional joint publications

35.5

%

0

84.5

Income from regional sources

0

100

Strategic research partnerships in the region

100

0

100

General
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Female students bachelor

Female students master

Female professors

Female academic staff