Wits University bask in glory

Wits University is basking in historical glory. This time around the university highlighted that it is the only African university that features in the recently published Global Employability University Ranking.

In a statement released today Wits said the Global Employability University Ranking is a list of top universities as selected by more than 5 000 recruiters, including CEOs and Chairpersons, from top companies in 30 countries. The participants in the survey were asked to rank universities based on the employability of their graduates. Each had 10 votes to cast and could also add additional universities. Wits came in at 139 on the list.

The Wits University’s statement continued the bragging saying: Ever wondered which universities produce the most millionaires?

“Wits is also ranked 57th in the world for producing the most number of alumni millionaires according to a study compiled for Spear’s Magazine. Wits came in ahead of the University of Colorado (58), Brown University (63), the London Business School (64), Stanford Business School (68), Monash University in Australia (74) and the University of Cape Town (80).”

The statement noted that the Global Employability University Ranking followed shortly after Wits featured on the Times Higher Education ranking of universities that produce the most number of CEOs. “Titled the THE Alma Mater Index: Global Executives, the ranking puts Wits at 24 in the world (they list the top 100) placed above prestigious institutions such as New York University, Korea University, the University of Stuttgart and Texas A&M University, to name a few.”

Wits is the highest ranked African institution on the list. The University of Cape Town, the only other African university on the list, came in at number 79.”

Wits Principal Professor Adam Habib said “It is gratifying to know that as a university at the heart of the national and continental economy, Wits continues to provide the world with a growing cohort of world class African CEOs.”


  • “historical glory”? The Global Employability University Ranking study was conducted in 2013. Wits university is the only South African university that, over the past few years (including 2013), has consistently improved on several independent international university rankings (Times Higher Education, QS, ARWU, URAP, e.t.c…), while other top universities (UCT, Stellenbosch, TUKS, UKZN), have declined from year to year.

    ‘”bragging”? This is not bragging its a statement of facts. A simple Google search would have told you that. This is lazy journalism. No wonder you couldn’t bring yourself to put your name on this piece of crap, ‘admin’.

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