University of The Witwatersrand News

The University of the Witwatersrand, commonly referred to as Wits University, is a premier public research university located in Johannesburg, South Africa. Established in 1922, Wits has grown to become one of Africa’s leading higher education institutions. The university offers a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across five faculties: Commerce, Law and Management; Engineering and the Built Environment; Health Sciences; Humanities; and Science. Wits is known for its strong emphasis on research and innovation, contributing significantly to the global knowledge economy and playing a pivotal role in the socio-economic development of South Africa. Its urban campus places it at the heart of Johannesburg, providing a vibrant, multicultural environment for its diverse student population. Notable alumni include Nobel laureates Nelson Mandela in Law and Sydney Brenner in Medicine, highlighting its impact on both the national and international stage.