The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS) is the largest of its kind in Africa. This diverse Faculty is renowned for its expertise in forestry and agriculture, food systems, biotechnology, life sciences, and mathematical and statistical sciences. NAS contributes substantially to building research and teaching capacity in South Africa by producing highly skilled graduates and generating new scientific knowledge through our research. Around 20 to 25% of all PhD graduates at the University of Pretoria come from NAS. The Faculty is a leader in addressing complex challenges through transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research.
2023 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World Rankings by Subject:
Natural Sciences (451-500, ranked for the first time in 2023)
Read more about the University and Faculty rankings here.
The Faculty hosted its first-ever Research Symposium on 29-30 August 2023.
Click here for an article and photos of this event.
For those who missed the event, both days are available online:
Watch Day 1 and Watch Day 2