World League
University of Pretoria

South Africa

University of Pretoria, 2 Lynnwood Road,Hatfield,Pretoria 0002,Gauteng, South Africa

528 World
rank
4 Country
rank
Foundation year:
1908
Short name:
UP
Type:
Public
Students:
37310
Faculty:
1870
Faculty/Students Ratio:
20
:
1
Web-site:
www.up.ac.za
Region:
Africa
Location:
Pretoria, Gauteng
  Dimension Rank Score
Overall 528 38.68
Teaching 582 29.407
Research 445 41.789
International Diversity 353 49.096
Financial Sustainability 520 44.283
Additional Rankings Rank Score
Reputation Rankings 393 43.202
Research Perfomance Rankings 505 36.649
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TEACHING
World Rank: 582
Country rank: 4
Score: 29.407
League: World League
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name
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40 %
Academic staff per students 20 %
Academic staff per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per academic staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
World teaching reputation 20 %
RESEARCH
World Rank: 445
Country rank: 4
Score: 41.789
League: Copper League
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weight
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name
Indicator
weight
40 %
Citations per academic and research staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per admitted PhD 20 %
Normalized citation impact 20 %
Papers per academic and research staff 20 %
World research reputation 20 %
INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY
World Rank: 353
Country rank: 5
Score: 49.096
League: Bronze League
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weight
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name
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10 %
Share of international academic staff 20 %
Share of international students 20 %
Share of international co-authored papers 20 %
Reputation outside region 20 %
International level 20 %
FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
World Rank: 520
Country rank: 5
Score: 44.283
League: World League
Dimension
weight
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name
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weight
10 %
Institutional income per academic staff 20 %
Institutional income per students 20 %
Papers per research income 20 %
Research income per academic and research staff 20 %
Research income per institutional income 20 %

Overview

The University of Pretoria (UP) housed nine faculties, a business school, offers 230 qualifications and accommodate over 33000 contact undergraduate and 14000 post graduate students on 7 campuses. UP took the decision to expand in key areas aligned to the national human capital development strategy. Through increased funding for student bursaries and scholarships, UP succeeded in attracting a diverse cohort of high achieving new students from across South Africa, Africa and further abroad. Whilst expanding access is a priority, so too is student success. Through a concerted focus on the quality of teaching and learning, the University achieved a record pass rate at the undergraduate level. UP considers the first-year student experience to be especially important and special interventions were implemented to facilitate the transition of new students to their new learning environment. UP aims to increase its research productivity and impact and, at the same time, expand its research base through postgraduate education and training. An important indicator of the quality of the University`s research is the number of researchers who are rated by the National Research Foundation (NRF).UP is making meaningful advances in ensuring that it enhances its reputation as a university firmly located in its African context that is internationally recognized for the quality of its graduates, its research, its infrastructure, management efficiency and impact on society.

Mission Statement

In pursuing recognition and excellence in its core functions of teaching, learning and research, and integrating community engagement into these, the University of Pretoria will use quality, relevance, diversity and sustainability as its navigational markers: The members of the University of Pretoria believe that: * our community of scholars must be founded on the pursuit of knowledge through teaching, learning and research, with membership acquired on the basis of intellectual merit, ability and the potential for excellence; and that * differing perspectives, arising from diverse backgrounds and histories that define our identities, deepen scholarly inquiry and enrich academic debate. We cherish: * academic freedom, creative and innovative thought, ethical standards and integrity, accountability and social justice; and * our staff and students as the University`s core asset. We foster: * an inquiry-led and evidence-based approach to creating knowledge; and * academic citizenship, whereby we commit ourselves to harnessing our intellectual abilities in the interest of our nation and humanity. We recognise that: * in a resource-constrained world where vast disparities remain, the University must endeavour to produce graduates who appreciate the importance of community service, entrepreneurial endeavours and innovative actions in generating employment and development in our local communities.