Mission: The mission of the University of the Witwatersrand is to grow its global stature as a leading research-intensive university, and to be a gateway to research engagement and intellectual achievement in Africa. It will achieve this by building on the principles of intellectual excellence, international competitiveness and local relevance. As an institution built on principles of intellectual excellence, we are committed to providing high-quality, internationally competitive education, founded on high academic standards, cutting-edge research, public engagement, and productive partnerships with leading institutions throughout the world.
Vision: The University of the Witwatersrand aspires to be a leading world-class research-intensive university firmly embedded among international top league universities by 2022.
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.
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.
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.
|Agricultural and Biological Sciences +||2230th||44th||540th||10th|
|Arts and Humanities +||197th||3rd||14th||3rd|
|Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology||2761st||12th||535th||6th|
|Business, Management and Accounting||514th||6th||84th||5th|
|Earth and Planetary Sciences +||1183rd||10th||332nd||3rd|
|Economics, Econometrics and Finance||402nd||12th||76th||5th|
|Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics||1873rd||24th||416th||6th|
|Physics and Astronomy||1996th||18th||451st||5th|
|Social Sciences +||196th||2nd||19th||2nd|
|Agricultural and Biological Sciences +||1426th||26th||384th||6th|
|Arts and Humanities +||164th||3rd||11th||3rd|
|Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology||1226th||8th||295th||5th|
|Business, Management and Accounting||477th||6th||78th||5th|
|Earth and Planetary Sciences +||715th||6th||218th||2nd|
|Economics, Econometrics and Finance||351st||10th||69th||5th|
|Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics||1015th||19th||249th||5th|
|Physics and Astronomy||1239th||13th||319th||3rd|
|Social Sciences +||168th||2nd||15th||2nd|
|Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine||963rd||6th||95th||4th|
|Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine||793rd||6th||79th||5th|
|Geriatrics and Gerontology||869th||2nd||82nd||1st|
|Obstetrics and Gynecology||698th||12th||84th||2nd|
|Pathology and Forensic Medicine||773rd||5th||95th||4th|
|Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health||603rd||4th||57th||2nd|
|Psychiatry and Mental Health||1458th||10th||159th||6th|
|Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health||145th||2nd||41st||2nd|
|Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine||968th||7th||110th||6th|
|Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Imaging||1839th||21st||288th||6th|
|Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine||443rd||6th||54th||4th|
|Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine||392nd||5th||47th||4th|
|Geriatrics and Gerontology||526th||2nd||53rd||1st|
|Obstetrics and Gynecology||380th||11th||44th||2nd|
|Pathology and Forensic Medicine||458th||4th||57th||3rd|
|Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health||325th||4th||41st||2nd|
|Psychiatry and Mental Health||841st||9th||101st||5th|
|Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health||102nd||2nd||34th||2nd|
|Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine||442nd||5th||57th||4th|
|Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Imaging||888th||17th||145th||6th|
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 visualizatión 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.