University of Pretoria
Region: Africa
Country/Region: South Africa
Found Year: 1908
Address: Lynnwood road
Introduction

The University of Pretoria was established in 1908 as the Pretoria branch of the Transvaal University College. The College became a fully-fledged university in 1930. The University’s colloquial name Tuks, or Tukkies, was derived from the acronym TUC for the Transvaal University College. UP's current facilities portfolio consists of more than 790 buildings and structures spread over 33 sites located on six campuses that cover 1 100 hectares of land. In the 106 years of existence the University has produced more than 270 000 alumni. The University is a value-based, research-intensive university that equips its students to succeed in a rapidly changing world by providing students with inquiry-led training and learning opportunities. The University of Pretoria's long-term Strategic Plan, UP 2025, captures the essence of the shared vision, aiming to sustain UP's quality and relevance as a university that is firmly rooted in Africa, and to harness its existing and future potential for diversity. UP strives to ensure that it is recognised in the global market place of knowledge production. Great emphasis is placed on student life and support as well as the advancement of sport, art, culture and music.

Academic Ranking of World Universities
401-500
Academic Ranking of World Universities
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is recognized as the precursor of global university rankings and the most trustworthy one. ARWU presents the world's top 1000 research universities annually based on transparent methodology and objective third-party data.
501-600
2017
401-500
2018
401-500
2019
401-500
2020
401-500
2021
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Veterinary Sciences
51-75
Finance
151-200
Ecology
201-300
Mechanical Engineering
201-300
Agricultural Sciences
201-300
Economics
201-300
Law
201-300
Energy Science & Engineering
301-400
Key Statistics
36327
Total Enrollment
2640(7.3%)
International Students
32343
Undergraduate Enrollment
1688(5.2%)
International Students
3984
Graduate Enrollment
952(23.9%)
International Students