We are one of the largest research universities in South Africa, with nine highly regarded faculties that span the knowledge spectrum from classic academic fields to rapidly evolving new fields of study. We are home to Africa’s best business school, the Gordon Institute of Business Science in Johannesburg, Africa’s best Faculty of Law, and South Africa’s only Faculty of Veterinary Science at Onderstepoort, near Pretoria. Our faculties comprise 120 academic departments that provide a combined course offering of over 1 200 programmes across our faculties of Humanities; Education; Economic and Management Sciences; Natural and Agricultural Sciences; Health Sciences; Veterinary Science; Theology and Religion; Law; and Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Our programmes are locally and globally relevant. UP endeavours to create an environment that enables all students to maximise their own intellectual potential in their chosen field of study by providing a solid teaching and learning foundation that will lead our graduates to greater success in their careers, or light the spark of curiosity and discovery through further postgraduate specialisation and research. 

Our faculties are well-equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities, laboratories, academic libraries, skills development and practical learning opportunities, and spaces to learn or study socially or individually. Our seven campuses are customised for their purposes so that our students, academic and research staff always have the best possible resources at their disposal to enable their continued success.

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