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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 +843rd9th171st1st
Arts and Humanities +150th1st11th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1939th5th332nd3rd
Business, Management and Accounting 169th2nd40th2nd
Chemistry 1884th14th415th3rd
Computer Science 1255th7th227th2nd
Dentistry 627th7th108th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences +1933rd33rd511th10th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 115th2nd30th1st
Energy 871st8th248th3rd
Engineering +1436th5th318th2nd
Environmental Science 1467th13th421st5th
Mathematics 1169th9th228th3rd
Medicine +1301st6th240th5th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 1583rd26th319th9th
Physics and Astronomy 2070th26th451st10th
Psychology 695th7th64th7th
Social Sciences +320th4th40th4th
Veterinary 79th3rd24th1st

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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  • Non-Profit
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