UP improves position in world university ranking

The University of Pretoria (UP) has improved its position in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking.

This is according to a survey released this week where UP was placed in the 601-800 bracket, out of the 1 102 institutions THE identified to be considered for ranking.

UP’s public relations officer Candice Jooste said these rankings were the only global performance tables that judged research-intensive universities across teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook, using 13 performance indicators.

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“The university has improved its overall score for each of the categories listed and has improved its ranked positions in teaching from 583 to 509 from last year to this year and for research from position 388 to 374,” said Jooste.

She said these two areas made up 60 percent 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’s vice principal for research and postgraduate education Professor Stephanie Burton said UP was committed to world-class teaching and research.

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“We are pleased to see this focus is paying off with improved rankings, especially when we are compared to top institutions

around the world,” said Burton.


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