University of Pretoria improves position in Times Higher Education ranking

Posted on September 06, 2017


The University of Pretoria (UP) has improved its position on the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking survey released this week. Out of the 1102 institutions which THE considered for ranking UP was placed in the 601-800 bracket.

These rankings are the only global performance tables that judge research-intensive universities on the basis of teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook, using 13 performance indicators. The University has improved its overall score in each of the categories listed. It has improved its ranked positions in teaching from 583 to 509 and for research from position 388 to 374 from 2016 to 2017. These two areas make up 60% of the final score. In addition to this UP has strong formal partnerships with industry and was placed in position 171 worldwide for industry income.

'The University of Pretoria is committed to world-class teaching and research. We are pleased to see that this focus is paying off with improved rankings, especially when we are compared to top institutions around the world,' said UP Vice-Principal for Research and Postgraduate Education, Prof Stephanie Burton.



- Author Department of University Relations

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