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Johannesburg - The University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) global stature and academic robustness have been given a significant boost through its inclusion in the Top 500 universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy on Tuesday, 15 August 2017.  

ARWU is the most prestigious global ranking system in the world which uses only externally accessed, objective measures in its assessment of university performance. It is a ranking system that is heavily focused on research quality and impact.

Not only was this UJ’s first appearance in this ranking system, but the University find itself ranked highly in relation to its peer South African universities, having been placed 4th in South Africa between Stellenbosch University in third place and the University of KwaZulu-Natal in fifth place, all in the 401-500 band.

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