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100 years of research excellence

Our scholars, research leaders and postgraduate students, from fields as diverse as evolutionary sciences and clinical medicine, to nuclear sciences, engineering, and the humanities, have pioneered technologies and solutions that have not only advanced their disciplines, but have transformed lives and societies. 

The 2033 Wits Strategic Framework highlights our vision to will build on Wits’ 100 years of academic scholarship and research excellence, and use our abundance of knowledge, talent, and innovation to find solutions to the challenges of the 21st Century. 

Our people are at the centre of what makes Wits great and together we aim to be the ‘leading edge’ as the foremost research-intensive university in the Global South bridging the world’s divides using our location in Johannesburg to act as an interlocutor between the Global South and North.