Cape Peninsula University of TechnologyUniversity

South Africa

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Foundation: 2005

Mission: The four aims that comprise our mission: We will build a university that is highly efficient, sustainable and environmentally conscious. We will be known for the high quality of our teaching and learning and the relevance of our curriculum. We will create a vibrant and well resourced living and learning environment for our students. We will enhance and develop the quality and effectiveness of our research and knowledge production.

Vision: To be at the heart of technology education and innovation in Africa.



Overall percentile


Research percentile


Innovation percentile


Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldAfricaBRIICSSouth Africa
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 828th96th384th22nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 913th53rd379th18th
Business, Management and Accounting 713th23rd180th11th
Chemistry 800th68th459th17th
Computer Science 758th85th365th17th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 575th70th303rd19th
Energy 588th53rd315th14th
Engineering 673rd80th346th16th
Environmental Science 663rd72nd395th22nd
Mathematics 703rd78th330th15th
Medicine 794th62nd325th18th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 847th55th360th14th
Social Sciences 730th38th231st17th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatiĆ³n allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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