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The University of Johannesburg ranked 7th in South Africa and 941st in the World 2021 overall rankings, plus got TOP 50% in 103 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for the University of Johannesburg is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 21,986 publications and 365,906 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 20 notable alumni .

RankRanking
#941 of 14,160In the World
#10 of 1,103In Africa
#7 of 26In South Africa
#2 of 2In Johannesburg
#41 of 1,020For Hospitality and Hotel Management
#124 of 1,036For Human Rights Law
#161 of 1,075For Mining Engineering
#1906 of 8,209For Alumni Impact
#1844 of 14,160For Non-academic Prominence
Top50%For 100 other topics

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Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The University of Johannesburg ranked 8th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in South Africa and 462nd in the World with 5,604 publications made and 41,012 citations received. Main research topics: Sociology, Political Science, Demography, Communications and Public Relations, Education Majors.

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#8 of 24In South Africa
#8 of 267In Africa
#462 of 5,152In the World

University of Johannesburg
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199820
199900
200010
200144
2002310
200310
20041820
20055238
200689127
20077577
200893140
2009115134
2010178426
2011274292
2012391432
2013357431
2014479496
2015477564
2016473557
2017492990
2018448628
2019584850
20207221152

Engineering

The University of Johannesburg ranked 5th for Engineering in South Africa and 864th in the World with 4,951 publications made and 50,022 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Automation and Control engineering, Nanotechnology.

RankRanking
#5 of 23In South Africa
#10 of 235In Africa
#864 of 4,716In the World

University of Johannesburg
Engineering Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199000
199100
199200
199300
199400
199510
199611
199700
199821
199900
200010
200110
200230
200330
200434
20052017
20065147
20074849
20084159
20096453
20107399
2011137213
2012171287
2013217539
2014233618
2015248788
20163951487
20176431877
20186771895
20198211995
20207512884

Chemistry

The University of Johannesburg ranked 5th for Chemistry in South Africa and 889th in the World with 4,541 publications made and 68,955 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Petrology and Geochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Radiochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry.

RankRanking
#5 of 24In South Africa
#10 of 235In Africa
#889 of 4,409In the World

University of Johannesburg
Chemistry Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199000
199100
199200
199300
199400
199500
199611
199700
199811
199900
200010
200110
200210
200320
200445
20051326
200649136
200748133
200848119
200981161
201081160
2011135315
2012199457
2013170706
2014243826
20152411245
20163922218
20175051868
20185232008
20197112459
20207353410

Physics

The University of Johannesburg ranked 5th for Physics in South Africa and 963rd in the World with 3,750 publications made and 175,426 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Nuclear Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Nanotechnology.

RankRanking
#5 of 22In South Africa
#11 of 183In Africa
#963 of 4,160In the World

University of Johannesburg
Physics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199811
199900
200010
200129
200220
200330
200434
2005133
20063538
20072971
20082326
20093840
201053105
20111021233
20122365082
20131814181
20141982536
20152333523
20163003328
20173672015
20184512495
20196223043
20205802689

Environmental Science

The University of Johannesburg ranked 9th for Environmental Science in South Africa and 610th in the World with 3,141 publications made and 50,212 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Geography and Cartography, Petrology and Geochemistry, Environmental Management, Ecology.

RankRanking
#9 of 23In South Africa
#11 of 244In Africa
#610 of 4,129In the World

University of Johannesburg
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199000
199100
199200
199300
199400
199500
199610
199700
199800
199900
200010
200111
200210
200300
200410
20051577
200654147
200741196
200850216
200982243
201063331
2011111331
2012147464
2013166523
2014231555
2015236627
2016297870
20173801297
2018279742
20193711249
2020427937

Business

The University of Johannesburg ranked 6th for Business in South Africa and 428th in the World with 2,992 publications made and 28,164 citations received. Main research topics: Marketing, Hospitality and Hotel Management, Management Information Systems, Project Management, Management.

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#6 of 22In South Africa
#6 of 186In Africa
#428 of 4,080In the World

University of Johannesburg
Business Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199000
199100
199200
199300
199400
199500
199600
199700
199800
199900
200000
200121
200229
200310
2004211
20052321
20065296
20075857
20083240
20096676
201076183
2011152170
2012195327
2013213406
2014240425
2015242430
2016249389
2017296660
2018232476
2019335574
20203771035

Biology

The University of Johannesburg ranked 9th for Biology in South Africa and 1129th in the World with 2,196 publications made and 48,299 citations received. Main research topics: Botany, Nanotechnology, Zoology, Paleontology, Agricultural Science.

RankRanking
#9 of 24In South Africa
#26 of 264In Africa
#1129 of 4,578In the World

University of Johannesburg
Biology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199000
199100
199200
199300
199410
1995112
199610
199700
199810
199910
200000
200122
200200
200313
2004342
20051146
200639123
200741110
200847184
200974434
201069151
201185209
20121291227
2013116468
2014113342
2015128485
2016196527
20172211013
2018179656
2019220777
20203481263

Medicine

The University of Johannesburg ranked 11th for Medicine in South Africa and 1144th in the World with 2,092 publications made and 19,506 citations received. Main research topics: Health Science, Public Health, Healthcare Management (MHA), Nursing, Pharmacy.

RankRanking
#11 of 24In South Africa
#39 of 262In Africa
#1144 of 4,839In the World

University of Johannesburg
Medicine Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199410
1995112
199600
199700
199800
199900
200000
200100
200200
200313
200472
20052738
20064596
20074678
20084088
200967203
201067128
20118299
2012102132
2013109115
2014120184
2015113181
2016154220
2017161299
2018176497
2019249398
2020342819

Economics

The University of Johannesburg ranked 7th for Economics in South Africa and 314th in the World with 1,979 publications made and 18,177 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Political Economy, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance.

RankRanking
#7 of 22In South Africa
#7 of 156In Africa
#314 of 3,117In the World

University of Johannesburg
Economics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199810
199914
200010
200100
200211
200300
2004414
200588
2006817
2007239
20083240
20094871
201057243
2011106139
2012142327
2013132237
2014176309
2015162194
2016153154
2017178289
2018169209
2019217274
2020244586

Psychology

The University of Johannesburg ranked 8th for Psychology in South Africa and 668th in the World with 1,700 publications made and 27,802 citations received. Main research topics: Education Majors, Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Organizational / Business / IO Psychology, Special Education.

RankRanking
#8 of 23In South Africa
#9 of 118In Africa
#668 of 3,753In the World

University of Johannesburg
Psychology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
200124
2002210
200300
2004106
20053438
20063543
20074579
200838106
20094065
201056126
201194111
20121191071
2013103255
2014171177
2015157333
2016152284
2017143539
2018118380
2019136243
2020164283

Art & Design

The University of Johannesburg ranked 8th for Art & Design in South Africa and 675th in the World with 699 publications made and 2,147 citations received. Main research topics: Creative Writing, Literature, Aesthetics, Fashion Design, Art History.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

RankRanking
#8 of 19In South Africa
#9 of 69In Africa
#675 of 2,801In the World

University of Johannesburg
Art & Design Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
200460
2005122
2006153
200792
2008137
2009144
20102669
2011385
20124614
20136619
20145626
20156832
20166826
20175830
20184823
20196744
20206432

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for the University of Johannesburg