The top five universities in Gauteng

The top five universities in Gauteng

Are you looking for an institution of higher learning to further your studies? These universities are the best in Gauteng. 

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Getting quality education is the key to securing a bright future. Although there are many institutions of higher learning, not all of them offer the best education. 

Studying at an institution that offers low-quality education can lower your chances of securing the job of your dreams or even result in you producing work of low quality. 

So, if you are looking for good universities in Gauteng, this list provided by uniRank will help you. 

The organisation ranked the most popular universities in Gauteng. 

From the best performing university to the least, here are the top five universities in Gauteng. 

1. University of Pretoria

The University of Pretoria was established in 1908. It is not only the best university in South Africa, but it is also one of the world’s top universities.

UP occupies a space in the top 1,9% of universities in the world. The university has also produced more than a quarter of a million alumni. 

Visit its website for more. 

2. University of the Witwatersrand

The University of Witwatersrand, popularly known as Wits, is found in Johannesburg. It has approximately 37,000 students and 6,000 staff members.

The university prides itself in being internationally distinguished for its excellent research, high academic standards, and its commitment to social justice in Africa and beyond.

The university was founded in 1922. 

Visit its website for more. 

3. University of Johannesburg

The University of Johannesburg is well-respected around the world. The institution attracts both local and international students. According to the university’s website, the institution has 3,000 international students from 80 countries. 

Its vision is quiet simple, “to be an international university of choice, anchored in Africa, dynamically shaping the future".

Visit its website for more. 

4. Tshwane University of Technology

The Tshwane University of Technology is one of the best universities of technology in South Africa. It was established in 2003.

It has campuses in different parts of South Africa - Pretoria, Soshanguve, Ga-Rankuwa, Witbank, Nelspruit, and Polokwane. 

TUT prides itself in being an affordable university, yet offering its students quality education. 

Visit its website for more. 

5. Vaal University of Technology

The Vaal University of Technology was established in 2004. It draws students from all regions of the country, as well as 25 other countries.

VUT has internationally recognised academic programmes.

Visit its website for more. 

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