Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. UJ has transformed into a diverse, inclusive, transformational and collegial institution, with a student population of over 50 000, of which more than 3000 are international students from 80 countries. This makes UJ one of the largest contact universities in South Africa (SA) from the 26 public universities that make up the higher education system. The phenomenal success story of the University is one that has surprised critics and won over sceptics. Since its establishment in 2005, and under the bold and visionary leadership of its first Vice Chancellor and Principal, Professor Ihron Rensburg, the University has had a remarkable journey with major accomplishments in transformation, equity, access, and Pan African and global excellence.