University of the Witwatersrand

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Public research university in Johannesburg, South Africa
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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:

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

University of the Witwatersrand's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Anthropology, Biology, 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.
Joseph Wolpe
An American behavior therapist.
Peter Sarnak
Peter Sarnak
A South African mathematician.
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
A First President of South Africa and anti-apartheid activist .
Denise Scott Brown
Denise Scott Brown
An American architect.
Richard Goldstone
Richard Goldstone
A South African former judge.
Lewis Wolpert
Lewis Wolpert
A British biologist.
Nadine Gordimer
Nadine Gordimer
A South African writer.
Harry Schwarz
A South African activist .
Stanley Cohen
Stanley Cohen
A British sociologist.

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