The University of Johannesburg (known colloquially as 'UJ') is a public university located in Johannesburg, South Africa. The University of Johannesburg came into existence on 1 January 2005 as the result of a merger between the Rand Afrikaans University (RAU), the Technikon Witwatersrand (TWR) and the Soweto and East Rand campuses of Vista University. Prior to the merger, the Daveyton and Soweto campuses of the former Vista University had been incorporated into RAU. As a result of the merger of Rand Afrikaans University (RAU), it is not uncommon for alumni to refer to the university incorrectly as RAU.
See also: Rankings of universities in South Africa and Rankings of business schools in South Africa
Since the universities inception in 2005, UJ has committed itself to growing its academic footprint in South Africa and the rest of Africa. The growing stature of the university is represented by its performance in the World University Rankings, where it placed in the 601-650 band - placing it in the top 4% of world universities.