University of Pretoria

Ad Destinatum Persequor (With zeal and perseverance I strive towards the goal)

South Africa

The University of Pretoria is a multi campus public research university in Pretoria, the administrative and de facto capital of South Africa. The university was established in 1908 as the Pretoria campus of the Johannesburg-based Transvaal University College and is the fourth South African institution in continuous operation to be awarded university status. The university has grown from the original 32 students in a single late Victorian house to approximately 39,000 in 2010. The University was built on 7 suburban campuses on 1120ha (2767acre).

The University of Pretoria (UP) has earned the well-deserved reputation for teaching excellence for more than a century. Highly qualified academics, actively engaged in research and the generation of new knowledge, teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Their teaching, student engagement and assessment skills are honed with the support of the Department for Education Innovation.

The University attracts a significant percentage of the top NSC students annually from increasingly diverse backgrounds. Students come from South Africa, Africa and abroad. Students thus learn in an intellectually stimulating environment that promotes inquiry, critical thinking and consideration of multiple perspectives. Students develop interpersonal skills and networks that will stand them in good stead after graduation.

UP comprises nine faculties that offer a range of professional and more general formative qualifications. All programmes are accredited by the Council on Higher Education and professional programmes are, in addition, accredited by professional councils such as the Engineering Council of South Africa and the Health Professions Council of South Africa. Faculties offer educational pathways from undergraduate to postgraduate qualifications up to the level of the doctorate. The faculties are located on different campuses with Education at Groenkloof, Health Sciences at Prinshof and Veterinary Science at Onderstepoort. The rest of the faculties are housed on the Hatfield campus. In 1949 the university launched the first MBA programme outside of North America and the university's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has consistently been ranked the top business school in Africa for executive education, as well as being placed in the top 50 in the world. In 2012 the Financial Times ranked the GIBS Executive MBA 1st in Africa and 60th in the world.

Since 1997, the university has produced more research outputs every year than any other institution of higher learning in South Africa, as measured by the Department of Education's accreditation benchmark. In 2008 the university awarded 15.8% of all masters and doctorate degrees in South Africa, the highest percentage in the country.

The University of Pretoria has been home to some of Africa’s most significant leaders in research. We profile here our NRF-rated researchers and significant external awards, our young stars, and the profiles of the exceptional women in research at UP. It is through the sustained individual and collective actions of our researchers that the University of Pretoria continues to strengthen its identity as a leading research-intensive university in Africa.

Each year the increasing number of National Research Foundation-rated researchers is evidence of the University’s commitment to attracting and retaining researchers of the highest distinction, as well as young researchers with the potential for research excellence.

The University’s annual recognition of exceptional academic achievers bears further testimony to the recognition of rising stars, and of women in research, in addition to the recognition of established researchers with well-recognised national and international profiles.


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South Africa


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Full time

09 Apr 2019

MAMELODI CAMPUS LANGUAGE AND STUDY SKILLS (LST) LECTURER In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy. The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Unive...

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South Africa


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Full time

16 Apr 2019

FACULTY OF NATURAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS LECTURER / SENIOR LECTURER / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (THREE POSTS) In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the fo...

Head - Student Administration

University of Pretoria

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

28 May 2019

FACULTY OF VETERINARY SCIENCE DEPARTMENT OF ENROLMENT AND STUDENT ADMINISTRATION HEAD: STUDENT ADMINISTRATION PEROMNES POST LEVEL 6   In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vaca...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

29 May 2019

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING PROFESSOR / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AND HEAD OF DEPARTMENT (ONE POST)   In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite appl...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

11 Jun 2019

RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent will be responsible for: Performing undergraduate and postgraduate student administration; Assisting with the handling of matters related to examinations and processing of examination results; Assisting with arrangements regarding graduation cere...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

11 Jun 2019

The Senior Assistant Director is primarily responsible for: Managing and leading all aspects of financial aid; Strategic and operational management; Budget planning and project management; Ensuring that the University adheres to government and institutional regulations and polic...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

14 Jun 2019
25 Jun 2019

The incumbent will be required to provide support and assistance to users and Computer Laboratory Administrators in order to provide an efficient and effective student computing laboratory service at UP.  This will include: Communicating with various stakeholders within the Department and t...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

14 Jun 2019
25 Jun 2019

The successful candidate will be required to: Teach Afrikaans Linguistics at undergraduate and postgraduate level; Teach General Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at postgraduate level; Supervise postgraduate students; Make an active contribution to the Department’s research p...

Key staff:

Professor Cheryl de la Rey Vice-Chancellor and Principal

Awards:

In the latest QS World University Rankings report the university was ranked in the 501-550 rank range. With around 26 000 universities globally, this puts UP in the top 1,9% of universities worldwide for 2018.

Key facts:

Students: 38,934

Undergraduates: 28,450

Postgraduates: 10,484

Administrative staff 4,099 (full-time appointments)