University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Law is Top in Two International Rankings!

Posted on April 06, 2023

The Faculty of Law (UP Law) continues to perform exceptionally well in international rankings. This year UP Law is ranked first on the continent in two important international rankings – the 2023 Times Higher Education (THE) World Rankings and the 2023 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World Rankings by subject area (LAW).

The THE and QS international rankings by subject area are compiled annually to assist prospective students in identifying the leading universities in particular subject areas.

UP Law is ranked 78th in the THE university rankings and, for the 6th consecutive year, first in Africa – a feat unequalled on the continent. In the QS rankings, UP Law is ranked in the top 200 globally and joint first in Africa.

The Dean, Professor Elsabe Schoeman, expressed her appreciation for the efforts of staff and students: “Everybody at UP Law works incredibly hard and is driven to perform to the best of their ability. Staff and students alike contribute to our high ranking. The impact of our teaching and research can clearly be seen in our local, national, and global community.”

She added that UP Law aims to "enhance its international status even further through excellent legal education, impactful community engagement, relevant transdisciplinary research, and increased collaboration with leading international law schools".

- Author Wendy Ngcobo

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