July Newsletter 2019
 
UJ among the Top 100 QS BRICS Universities – QS BRICS Rankings 2014
UJ among the Top 100 QS BRICS Universities – QS BRICS Rankings 2014 In the latest QS ranking of BRICS universities, announced on 18 June 2014, the University of Johannesburg (UJ), younger than 10 years, and a comprehensive university without a medical school, has retained its excellent position in this economic bloc’s Top 100 Universities. This latest ranking also places UJ in the sixth position among South African universities. Ranked at position 63, and albeit two positions lower than that for 2012/13, UJ is one of only a handful of the Top 100 BRICS Universities that have improved their overall score. Significantly, this year, the pool of universities qualifying for ranking was increased from 400 to 500, resulting in even greater competition for ranking in the Top 100. Moreover, this year, 200 instead of 100 universities were ranked. In light of its remarkable contribution to diversifying South Africa’s professions, such as contributing 27% of Black chartered accounting candidates in 2013, the University is especially proud at this accomplishment. In this manner, the University is demonstrating that it is possible to respond to national priorities and achieve global excellence and stature.
   
Local Youth have their Day at TSiBA’s Graduation Ceremony
Youth Day celebrations came early for students at TSiBA Eden’s Graduation Ceremony on Friday, 13 June 2014. Many of these young adults were the first in their families to graduate with a post-matric qualification.
   
Stellenbosch hosts first student environment summit in Africa
European models for sustainability often shape what we know about the subject. And this is often irrelevant to the developing world's context.
   
Students assist Manenberg housing upgrade
   
CPUT introduces a National Diploma in Marine Science
If you are looking for a career that will offer a perfect balance between your love for the marine environment and flair for science, then apply now for the National Diploma in Marine Science.
   
UKZN Students Chosen for Zimbabwe Rugby Squad
UKZN students, Matthew Mandioma and Shayne Makombe, have been selected for the Zimbabwe national squad for the Rugby World Cup qualifying tournament in Madagascar.
   
NWU students receive international recognition for modern fuelling station design
Five students from different faculties on the North-West University’s Potchefstroom Campus recently took part in an international hydrogen science competition, and showed the world that the NWU is a university to be reckoned with.
   
Open Knowledge course
Despite being on separate sides of the globe, CPUT librarians and their counterparts at the Virginia Tech in the United States are collaborating on developing a new module that will be introduced into the international Open Knowledge course.
   
Rowing home for charity. Australia to South Africa – 8000km in 80 days
In early May Capetonian Cameron Bellamy and an International rowing crew flew to Australia to begin their trans Indian Ocean rowing quest. The 7-man crew aim to establish a World First by rowing from Geraldton, Australia to Durban, South Africa, raising money for charity. Now, a month later, the crew is ready to depart.
   
UJ wins Best International Print Advert at 4th QS-MAPLE Creative Awards
The University of Johannesburg (UJ) was awarded Gold for the Best International Print Advertisement, in recognition of the University’s new Art of Accomplishment campaign, at the recent 4th QS-MAPLE Creative Awards which were recently held in the United Arab Emirates.
   
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