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 researchā€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 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 305th2nd46th1st
Arts and Humanities 116th1st6th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 681st4th170th3rd
Business, Management and Accounting 206th2nd34th2nd
Chemistry 510th3rd197th1st
Computer Science 509th4th140th1st
Dentistry 311th4th51st1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 445th21st180th11th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 122nd2nd18th1st
Energy 375th4th147th1st
Engineering 456th4th148th1st
Environmental Science 409th4th173rd3rd
Mathematics 549th16th184th6th
Medicine 566th5th129th4th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 484th10th106th3rd
Physics and Astronomy 535th8th161st4th
Psychology 547th5th62nd5th
Social Sciences 276th5th30th5th
Veterinary 86th1st19th1st

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.

Where is the institution located?

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