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Driven by our motto, Scientia et Labore, researchers, research groups, centres, and institutes across five Faculties are pioneering new ideas and knowledge, innovating to solve 21st Century problems, harnessing discovery research to advance society for good, and spurring multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary research excellence from the Global South.
#WitsInnovation enables a space to create, collaborate, and engage in impactful innovation, across disciplines and boundaries. We are committed to using our knowledge for the advancement of our community, city, country, continent, and the globe.
The Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Climate, Sustainability and Inequality harnesses our extensive intellectual capacities, partnerships and other resources, to support South Africa’s commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
#WitsQ, the Wits Quantum Initiative, is a strategic initiative of the University to be a driver of quantum technologies, making Wits the leading quantum institute on the continent. Wits is also the main driver of South Africa’s Quantum Technology Initiative (SA QuTI).
The Claude Leon Chair in Earth Justice and Stewardship is a platform for impactful and sustained research, human capacity development and public advocacy relating to water, climate change, energy and nature transitions.
The new high-tech Digital Dome will transform the Planetarium into a world-class digital research, training, and science engagement facility. Wits and Anglo American have provided R75 million to fund the first two stages of the project, which will open to the public in 2024.