University of the Witwatersrand

Scientia et Labore (Through knowledge and work)

South Africa

Wits is a remarkable university that is internationally distinguished for its excellent research, high academic standards and commitment to social justice.

As a research intensive university, Wits has a long history and reputation built on promoting the freedom of enquiry and the search for knowledge and truth.

Our location
Wits is taking the lead in reimagining trendy Braamfontein to further our contribution towards delivering high level scarce skills for the global knowledge economy. Our location in Johannesburg, the economic and industrial heartland of the continent, places us in good stead to interact with the public and private sectors, civil society and other social agents to effect meaning­ful change in society. 

Our global footprint
From trying to discover what lies beneath the Earth's surface to saving lives through better healthcare systems, Wits is on the ground, making a difference. We have over 50 active projects on the African continent and the University is represented globally through our partnerships, collaborations, staff and student exchanges and our alumni around the world.  Wits was also the co-founder of the African Research Universities Alliance. 

Our research
With more than 85% of our research published in accredited international journals, we encourage cross-disciplinary research and collaborate with the best researchers and institutions across the globe. From telling the story of life, to finding solutions to deep level mining problems; from searching for the Higgs boson at CERN, to understanding the complexities of human interaction, Wits is at the forefront.

Wits matters
Wits graduates have gone on to become global leaders in every field of endeavour. Through their civic engagement, they have built cultural institutions, fought injustice, and worked to make their communities better places.

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Senior Faculty Officer (Research)

University of the Witwatersrand

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

04 Jan 2017
27 Jan 2017

The Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management invites applications for the full time position of Senior Faculty Officer (Research). The successful incumbent will support and strengthen the research enterprise in the Faculty by providing professional research and financial support services to academic ...

Lecturer - Mathematical Statistics

University of the Witwatersrand

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

17 Jan 2017
31 Jan 2017

The School of Statistics and Actuarial Science invites applicants from suitably qualified candidates for the above full time position in Mathematical Statistics.  The School offers Bachelor’s and Honours’ degrees in Mathematical Statistics and Actuarial Science. Research programmes ...

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer - Actuarial Science

University of the Witwatersrand

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

17 Jan 2017
31 Jan 2017

Applications are invited for the above full-time positions. The positions require candidates with strong communicative skills, and preference will be given to candidates with an interest in or track record in research in the actuarial field. The School offers undergraduate & postgraduate degrees...

Finance Officer

University of the Witwatersrand

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

18 Jan 2017
31 Jan 2017

Applications are invited from suitably qualified INTERNAL applicants for the above position to work across multiple units (DST-NRF CoE-MaSS Centre, DST-CSIR NEPTTP and the Business Management Unit) in the Faculty of Science. The successful candidate will report to the Manager of the CoE-MaSS/NEPTTP ...

Senior Administrator

University of the Witwatersrand

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

18 Jan 2017
31 Jan 2017

Applications are invited for the above position from suitably qualified candidates. The main purpose of this post is to provide administrative support to the School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics (CSAM). The successful candidate will provide Personal Assistant duties to the Head of Scho...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

20 Jan 2017
25 Jan 2017

Description: The Department of Internal Medicine is seeking a suitably qualified person to provide full secretarial/administrative support to the department and postgraduate administrative support within the department. Requirements: Matric National Diploma/ Degree Adv...

Operations Manager

University of the Witwatersrand

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

19 Jan 2017
31 Jan 2017

Dynamic university research Institute needs an organised, energetic Operations Manager who takes initiative, has an eye for detail as well as the big picture, and enjoys working with people. The Society Work and Development Institute (SWOP) conducts relevant and exciting research on political and ...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

20 Jan 2017
03 Feb 2017

FACULTY OF COMMERCE, LAW AND MANAGEMENT Mandela Institute - School of Law Senior Researcher - Grant Funded (3-year contract) The Mandela Institute is a unit in the Wits School of Law with a mission to develop the legal tools needed to engage with global economic fo...

Awards:


Centre for World University Rankings (2016)

- 176 globally
- 79 globally on Quality of Education
- Ranked number 1 in the country in the 100 - 200 band

QS World University Rankings (2015/2016)

- 331 in the world

Times Higher Education (2015/2016)

- 201 - 250 band

Wits collaborates with the following Times Higher Education ranked universities, which yields significant citations:

University of Cape Town
University of Oxford
University College London
Harvard University
University of Washington

 

Key facts:


Staff:

- 6 585 staff members

- 4 712 academics

- 307 international academic staff members

- 1 512 professional, administrative and support staff

 

Students:

- 33 364 students

- 27 121 full-time

- 6 243 part-time

- 2 674 international students