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University of the Witwatersrand

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Public research university in Johannesburg, South Africa

About University of the Witwatersrand

According to Wikipedia, The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg , is a multi-campus South African public research university situated in the northern areas of central Johannesburg. It is more commonly known as Wits University or Wits . The university has its roots in the mining industry, as do Johannesburg and the Witwatersrand in general. Founded in 1896 as the South African School of Mines in Kimberley, it is the third oldest South African university in continuous operation.

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What Is University of the Witwatersrand Known For?

University of the Witwatersrand is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

University of the Witwatersrand's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Biology
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Molecular Biology
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Anatomy
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Genetics
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Computer Science
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Artificial Intelligence
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Database
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Machine Learning
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Education
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Secondary Education
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Political Science
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Government
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Human Rights
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International Affairs
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Medical
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Surgery
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Public Health
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Mental Health
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Business
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Management
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Finance
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Accounting
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Engineering
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Architecture
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Electrical Engineering
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Mining Engineering
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Mathematics
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Number Theory
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Applied Mathematics
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Group Theory
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Psychology
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Psychoanalysis
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Clinical Psychology
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Law
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International Law
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Jurisprudence
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Tax Law
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Literature
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Writing
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Etymology
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Mythology
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History
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African History
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Anthropology
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Social Anthropology
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Archeology
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Ethnography
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Philosophy
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Logic
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Ethics
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Bioethics
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Physics
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Biophysics
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Communications
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Journalism
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Linguistics
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Grammar
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Economics
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Austrian Economics
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Macroeconomics
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Econometrics
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Chemistry
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Organic Chemistry
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Physical Chemistry
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Geochemistry
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Religious Studies
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Ministry
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Theology
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Jewish Studies
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Earth Sciences
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Geography
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Mineralogy
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Sociology
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Social Work
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Empowerment
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
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Nursing
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Who Are University of the Witwatersrand's Most Influential Alumni?

University of the Witwatersrand's most influential alumni include professors and professionals in the fields of Anthropology, Social Work, and Psychology. Here are some of University of the Witwatersrand's most famous alumni:

Seymour Papert
Seymour Papert
A MIT mathematician, computer scientist, and educator.
Sydney Brenner
Sydney Brenner
A South African biologist, Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine 2002.
Aaron Klug
Aaron Klug
A British chemist and biophysicist.
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
A First President of South Africa and anti-apartheid activist .
Joseph Wolpe
An American behavior therapist.
Denise Scott Brown
Denise Scott Brown
An American architect.
Nadine Gordimer
Nadine Gordimer
A South African writer.
Richard Goldstone
Richard Goldstone
A South African former judge.
Peter Sarnak
Peter Sarnak
A South African mathematician.
Robert Sobukwe
A South African teacher, Pan-Africanist, and anti-apartheid activist .
Lewis Wolpert
Lewis Wolpert
A British biologist.
Mark Solms
A Psychoanalyst.

Who Are University of the Witwatersrand's Most Influential Faculty?

University of the Witwatersrand's most influential faculty include professors in the fields of Anthropology, Social Work, and Psychology. Here are some of University of the Witwatersrand's most famous alumni:

Phaswane Mpe
A South African writer .
Vishnu Jejjala
An Indian-American physicist.
Amira Elmissiry
A Zimbabwe-born lawyer.
Pumla Dineo Gqola
A South African academic and gender activist.
Pumla Dineo Gqola
A South African academic and gender activist.
Keneiloe Molopyane
An Archaeologist from South Africa.
Andile Khumalo
A South African composer.
Blessing Mudavanhu
A Zimbabwean businessman and risk management academic.
Christopher Henshilwood
Christopher Henshilwood
A South African archaeologist and prehistorian.
Zodwa Dlamini
A South African biochemist.

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