Leading global higher education marketing company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has released the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject
, in which the University of Pretoria has had a notable showing across various subjects. In this latest edition of the coveted rankings, UP has been placed in the 201-250 band for Accounting and Finance, and maintained the previous year’s 301-350 ranking for Economics and Econometrics. UP occupies the 334th spot in the field of Social Sciences and Management worldwide.
According to QS, each of the subject rankings is compiled using four sources. The first two of these are QS’s global surveys of academics and employers, which are used to assess institutions’ international reputation in each subject. The second two indicators assess research impact, based on research citations per paper and h-index in the relevant subject. These are sourced from Elsevier’s Scopus database, the world’s most comprehensive research citations database.
Prof Elsabé Loots, Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
, congratulated all the heads of departments and staff in the Faculty, noting that the rankings are confirmation of the continuing effort to remain relevant and produce globally competent graduates.