The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) has ranked University of the Witwatersrand the 2016 best university in South Africa.
In CWUR 2016 list, Wits ranked the top in South Africa and 176th in the world.
The position however, is poor when compared to its 149th position in 2015, and its 144th position in 2014.
The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) publishes the only global university ranking that measures the quality of education and training of students.
It as well measures the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions.
Its world and national ranking of South African Universities are as shown below.
Wits’ top ranking can be attributed to its international recognition as an institution commitment to academic and research excellence.
Wits contributes to the global knowledge economy and local transformation through generating high level, scarce skills and innovative research. And, is regarded as a home of talented students and distinguished academics.
Undoubtedly, the university is at the forefront of a changing the society and dedicated to advancing the public good. It fosters intellectual communities and promotes sustainable social and economic development in a globally competitive environment.
Wits offers “countless opportunities for research students to engage with and present solutions that will contribute to our country’s knowledge base and build our future.
Staff and postgraduate students are actively encouraged to push the boundaries of knowledge by tackling fundamental research questions, producing publications of the highest quality, and sustaining the interplay between teaching and research.
Wits is committed to ensuring that a new generation of researchers is drawn from a diverse range of young people,” brags Wits.