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

28 Nov 2019
31 Jan 2020

UP Posting - Academic   Faculty of Humanities Department of Political Sciences Associate Professor/ Professor and Head of Department (One Post)   In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the follo...

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South Africa


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Full time

09 Dec 2019
09 Mar 2020

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 Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in inter...

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South Africa


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Full time

10 Jan 2020
07 Feb 2020

The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in the broad fields of science, technology, engineering, the humanities and social sciences, internationally. In pursuit of the ideals of excellen...

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South Africa


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Full time

23 Jan 2020
06 Feb 2020

Faculty of Veterinary Science Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital First Veterinary Nurse: Outpatients Peromnes Post Level 9   In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the above vacancy. The...

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South Africa


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Full time

23 Jan 2020
07 Feb 2020

Department of Human Resources Deputy Director - Partnerships and Services Peromnes Post Level 4   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...

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South Africa


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Full time

23 Jan 2020
07 Feb 2020

Department of Human Resources Deputy Director - Specialist Services Peromnes Post Level 4   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 qu...

Key staff:

Chancellor: Professor Wiseman Nkuhlu

Vice-Chancellor and Principal: Professor Tawana Kupe

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)