UP only local university to improve its position in global ranking

Posted on August 17, 2018

The University of Pretoria (UP) has been included in the top 500 universities in this year’s Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) results. It is one of only four South African universities to be included. UP is also the only South African university to have improved its position. The greatest improvement for UP was with regards to the number of highly cited researchers (HiCi), with a score of 9.6. This places the University in the top two in this category locally.

The ARWU results rank universities according to six criteria: awards won by alumni, awards won by staff (such as Nobel Prizes and the Field Medal), highly cited researchers, nature and science publications, per capita performance and research output.

To read more on research at UP, please visit https://www.up.ac.za/research-innovation.


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