UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG

Wits Campus

The Wits campus has a wealth of sightseeing and educational opportunities which collectively depict the richness of our history, academic endeavours, diversity of disciplines and social interaction. By visiting the various museums, galleries and theatres around or being involved in various social activities, visitors can experience the arts, science and cultural heritage of Wits.

Arts and Culture

The vast collection of African art housed in the Wits Art Museum, going back in time to understand the wonders of early medicine at the Adler Museum of Medicine, attending a 21st Century adaptation of William Shakespeare at the Wits Theatre or understanding one's own ancestral history through viewing early hominid fossils at the Palaeontology Museum - these are just some of the cultural attractions our campus has to offer for the visitor.

Science and Technology

Understand the wonders of the universe through an exploration of the stars, planets and galaxies. Educational shows and astronomy courses offered.

Facilities and Services

Wits is home to 15 South African Research Chairs, seven research institutes, 20 research units, 10 research groups, three Centres of Excellence, more than 200 rated scientists, of which 14 are A-rated. Wits is also home to one of the largest fossil collections in the sourthern hemisphere.

Campus Tours

Book an appointment to be taken on a tour of campus. Choose from a short or longer option as well as between the cultural tour or a tour that covers the history of our buildings and their architecture. School groups needing to understand the educational opportunities and admission requirements are also catered for.

Eateries

Satisfy your appetite by indulging in a choice of foods available to visitors, staff and students.

Visitor Information

Wits is an urban based university situated in the heart of the commercial hub of Johannesburg. The University is spread over 400 hectares over two campuses, one in Braamfontein and Parktown.