University and Faculty rankings

Current NAS Rankings:

2023 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World Rankings by Subject:
Natural Sciences (451-500, ranked for the first time)

Improvements – (global rank): 
Biological Sciences (Top 350)
Environmental Sciences (Top 300)
Mathematics (Top 450)

Improvements (domestic rank):
Biological Sciences (2nd in 2023 from 3rd in 2022)
Chemistry (5th in 2023 from 6th in 2022)
Environmental Sciences (3rd in 2023 from 4th in 2022)
Mathematics (1st in 2023 from 2nd in 2022)

Ranked for the first time (global and domestic rank):
Natural Sciences (Top 500 in the world and number 4 in SA)
Materials Science (Top 450 in the world and number 3 in SA)
Physics and Astronomy (Top 650 in the world and number 7 in SA)

Ranked first in South Africa (global rank):
Mathematics (401-450)

Ranked second in South Africa (global rank):
Agriculture and Forestry (101-150)
Biological Sciences (301-350)

Ranked third in South Africa (global rank):
Environmental Sciences (251-300)

TOP 1% globally for Agricultural Sciences, Biology and Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Environment/Ecology, Microbiology, and Plant and Animal Science (Essential Science Indicators).

The Department of Zoology and Entomology has been ranked 27th in the world for its research impact by the University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) for 2022-2023.

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