University of Pretoria improves rankings across subjects

Posted on March 08, 2017


The University of Pretoria (UP) is now ranked in 16 subject categories in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, released today. In six of these categories, UP has achieved a ranking for the first time.

The QS World University Rankings rank the top tertiary institutions around the world in 46 subjects, allowing the quality of universities to be compared with that of their peers and highlighting fields where universities have particular strengths, among the various academic subject areas.

The new categories in which UP has achieved rankings are:

  • Chemical Engineering;
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering;
  • Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering;
  • Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies (top 100);
  • Architecture/Built Environment (top 200); and
  • Archaeology (top 200).

'We have also maintained our rankings over several years in Law (top 150), Agriculture and Forestry (top 150), Accounting and Finance (top 200), Biological Sciences, and Medicine,' said Prof Stephanie Burton, UP Vice-Principal for Research and Postgraduate Education.

South African universities are ranked in the top 100 worldwide for 13 subjects – one more than last year – with Stellenbosch University, UP and the University of Cape Town all placing in the top 100 for Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies. UP is placed in the top five South African institutions for most subjects, and is placed first for Accounting and Finance.

In compiling these rankings, the QS Rankings organisation evaluated 4 438 universities, 1 117 of which achieved rankings across 46 subjects in five broad areas, namely Arts and Humanities, Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences and Medicine, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences and Management.



- Author Department of University Relations

Copyright © University of Pretoria 2024. All rights reserved.

FAQ's Email Us Virtual Campus Share Cookie Preferences