We actively engage 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:
- 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.
- To offer our postgraduate (Masters and PhD) students a swift, secure and stimulating experience.
Leading Researchers Wits is proud of our researchers who count among the leaders in their fields of expertise.
Research A - Z Research at Wits will have a major impact on catapulting South Africa into the global knowledge economy.
Areas of Excellence The University enjoys a wide array of knowledge fields where it has considerable research excellence.
Strategic Partnerships Creating mutually beneficial partnerships that promote research and enhance the postgraduate experience.