THE UP WAY is our way of life at the University of Pretoria. It is our ethos, our vibe, our way of life and what we stand for as an institution. It is as much about where we come from as it is about where we are heading to because THE UP WAY is about our excellence, perseverance, respect, creativity, innovation, diversity, growth, kindness and making a difference every day. It reflects our culture and what we do to uplift each other and society to make today matter. THE UP WAY is what we believe makes the University of Pretoria one of the top universities in the country and the world. It reflects our brand that lives in the hearts and minds of our staff, students and alumni.
We TEACH and LEARN THE UP WAY
Find out more about our innovative and collaborative ways of teaching and learning at UP. We use many different methods of teaching and learning so that our students are able to apply their skills and knowledge in practical, real-world contexts.
We INNOVATE THE UP WAY
Find out more about our innovative, world-class research and research opportunities at UP. We are committed to finding a world of answers for society’s most pressing issues through creative multi- and trans-disciplinary thinking.
We IMPACT THE UP WAY
Find out more about how we make a difference for the better, every day at UP. We make today matter by giving our skills, time, resources and research back to uplift communities and to transform lives. We are conscious of our carbon footprint and we try to build sustainable development principles into everything we do so that we reduce, reuse, recycle and have a positive impact on the environment.
We LIVE THE UP WAY
Find out more about our values and philosophy. We believe in upholding the strongest principles of ethical values and responsible leadership at all levels of our community. We produce graduates who espouse the values of kindness, tolerance, honesty, hard work, respect for others and who are socially conscious, active citizens.