University of PretoriaUniversity

South Africa

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Foundation: 1908

Mission: In pursuing recognition and excellence in its core functions of research, teaching and learning, and integrating engagement with society and communities into these, the University of Pretoria will use quality, relevance, diversity and sustainability as its navigational markers.

Vision: To be a leading research‐intensive university in Africa, recognised internationally for its quality, relevance and impact, as also for developing people, creating knowledge and making a difference locally and globally.

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 areas/categories

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 +256th1st74th1st
Arts and Humanities +153rd1st9th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 659th6th223rd3rd
Business, Management and Accounting 187th2nd35th2nd
Chemistry 610th8th288th3rd
Computer Science 531st4th153rd1st
Dentistry 370th8th84th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences +416th21st222nd7th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 130th2nd23rd1st
Energy 401st9th186th1st
Engineering +446th3rd185th1st
Environmental Science 358th4th166th1st
Mathematics 516th8th166th4th
Medicine +613th11th192nd6th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 650th24th262nd6th
Physics and Astronomy 620th20th279th11th
Psychology 459th5th49th5th
Social Sciences +294th4th39th4th
Veterinary 79th1st21st1st

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 visualizatión 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.

Where is the institution located?

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  • Health
  • Universities
  • Companies
  • Non-Profit
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