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National Research Foundation (NRF) Ratings

Research excellence depends strongly on the talent base within the University. To this end, the NRF rating is based primarily on the quality and impact of an academic's research output over the past eight years, taking into consideration the evaluation made by local and international peers. It identifies researchers who count among the leaders in their fields and gives recognition to those who constantly produce high quality research outputs.

Wits hosts 30 South African Research Chairs and a total of 423 NRF-rated researchers:

  • 25 A-rated NRF researchers
  • 114 B-rated NRF researchers
  • 219 C-rated NRF researchers
  • 1 P-rated NRF researchers
  • 64 Y-rated NRF researchers

NRF Rating Categories

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