University of the Witwatersrand

Wits is a leading African research intensive, public university. It actively engages in high quality research in the broad fields of natural science, medical and health science, social science, the humanities, and engineering and technology.

We strive for two strategic objectives:

  1. To produce increasing amounts of research with impact. In this context, research with impact is defined to include research that changes disciplinary thinking – discovery research; research that influences policy and practice – translational research; and research that can be taken to the market to generate economic activity – innovative research.
  2. To offer our postgraduate (Masters and PhD) students a swift, secure and stimulating experience.