University of JohannesburgUniversity

South Africa

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Foundation: 2005

Mission: Inspiring its community to transform and serve humanity through innovation and the collaborative pursuit of knowledge.

Vision: An international University of choice, anchored in Africa, dynamically shaping the future.



Overall percentile


Research percentile


Innovation percentile


Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldAfricaBRIICSSouth Africa
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 681st26th249th11th
Arts and Humanities 268th6th24th6th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 828th23rd300th10th
Business, Management and Accounting 131st1st18th1st
Chemistry 596th11th270th5th
Computer Science 579th15th193rd4th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 427th19th165th9th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 306th7th64th4th
Energy 457th14th204th4th
Engineering 463rd5th154th2nd
Environmental Science 490th9th231st6th
Mathematics 508th11th156th5th
Medicine 772nd51st303rd14th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 780th37th304th12th
Physics and Astronomy 594th16th205th8th
Psychology 551st6th63rd6th
Social Sciences 207th3rd24th3rd

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatiĆ³n allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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