WITS has five academic Campuses namely, East Campus, West Campus and other three campuses based in Parktown
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. 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, after the University of Cape Town (founded in 1829),and Stellenbosch University (founded in 1866). Wits is a remarkable university that is internationally distinguished for its excellent research, high academic standards and commitment to social justice
The university is divided into five academic campuses. The main administrative campus is East Campus. Across the De Villiers Graaff Motorway lies West Campus. The two are joined by a brick-paved walkway across the highway called the Amic Deck. East and West Campus effectively form a single campus, bordered by Empire Road to the north, Jan Smuts Avenue to the east, Jorrissen Street and Enoch Sontonga Road to the south and Annet Road to the west. The historic East Campus is primarily the home of the faculties of Science and Humanities, as well as the University Council, Senate and management. West Campus houses the faculties of Engineering and the Built Environment, and Commerce, Law and Management.
Wits has three more academic campuses, all located in Parktown. Wits Education Campus (WEC) houses the school of education, within the Faculty of Humanities.West of WEC (across Victoria Avenue) lies the Wits Management Campus, with the Wits Business School.
School of Animal, Plant & Environmental SciencesSchool of ChemistrySchool of Computer Science and Applied MathematicsSchool of Geography, Archaeology & Environmental StudiesSchool of GeosciencesSchool of MathematicsSchool of Molecular & Cell BiologySchool of PhysicsSchool of Statistics and Actuarial Science
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1 Jan Smuts Avenue
Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)11 717 1000
Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management