South Africa’s University of Pretoria improves its world ranking position

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The University of Pretoria has significantly improved its ranking according to the QS World University Rankings 2018 published today. UP is now ranked in the top 52% of ranked institutions.

The QS World University Rankings rank the top tertiary institutions around the world against several indicators, including academic reputation, employer reputation, number of citations per faculty, student to faculty ratio, international faculty, and international students. This allows the quality of universities to be compared with that of their peers.

“The University of Pretoria is committed to world-class research and it is pleasing 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.

UP is now ranked in the 501-550 rank range, up from the 551-600 ranking last year.  “Considering there are approximately 26 000 universities globally, this positions the University of Pretoria among the top 1,9% of universities in the world,” as reported by the QS body.

UP has the second strongest showing for employer reputation in South Africa and was ranked at 255 globally on this indicator. UP also improved its rankings for academic reputation and international students, while the ranking citations per faculty member was maintained at the same level as before.

For more information on the QS World University Rankings, visit Top Universities.