The University of Pretoria (UP) has attained 1st ranking in Africa, and 183rd globally, as per UniRank’s Annual publishing of its tertiary institution ranking. UniRank’s ranking system stems from three integral selection criteria: the accreditation of the institution by the relevant higher education-related organisation in the respective country, the institution offering four-year undergraduate degrees or postgraduate degrees, and delivering courses and lectures in a traditional face-to-face setup devoid of non-distant formats.
Additionally, UP’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has been ranked by UK’s Financial Times as the most gender-balanced business school in the world. As per the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS), UP has attained first position in South Africa in three subject areas and joint first in five others.
UP Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Tawana Kupe, expressed his gratitude to the university diaspora, stating that the “rankings are a result of the high-quality programs UP offers, as well as a validation of the expertise of our academics”. He thanked the staff for “their hard work in constantly improving our educational offering”. He further said he was “grateful for the recognition, and will continue to work on improving in all subject areas. Excellence is a continuum. The impact of our research matters to a transforming society”.