University of Pretoria significantly improves its world ranking
The University of Pretoria (UP) has significantly improved its ranking according to the QS World University Rankings 2021 published today. UP is now among the top 52% of ranked institutions.
The QS World University Rankings rate the top tertiary institutions around the world against several indicators, including academic reputation, employer reputation, the number of citations per faculty, the student-to-faculty ratio, and the number of international faculty and students.
‘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 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,’ the QS body reported.
UP has the second strongest showing for employer reputation in South Africa and was ranked 255th globally on this indicator. UP also improved its rankings in academic reputation and international students, while the ranking for citations per faculty member was maintained at the same level as before.
– Author Department of University Relations