University of Pretoria: Rankings

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The University of Pretoria ranked 4th in South Africa and 444th in the World 2021 overall rankings, plus got TOP 100 in 18 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for the University of Pretoria is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 47,647 publications and 804,295 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 80 notable alumni .

RankRanking
#444 of 14,160In the World
#4 of 1,103In Africa
#4 of 26In South Africa
#1 of 4In Pretoria
#5 of 1,003For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
#17 of 1,026For Veterinary
#46 of 1,029For Forestry
#606 of 8,209For Alumni Impact
#687 of 14,160For Non-academic Prominence
Top100For 15 other topics

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Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The University of Pretoria ranked 3rd for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in South Africa and 215th in the World with 11,797 publications made and 121,044 citations received. Main research topics: Sociology, Demography, Theology / Divinity / Religious studies, Political Science, Philosophy.

RankRanking
#3 of 24In South Africa
#3 of 267In Africa
#215 of 5,152In the World

University of Pretoria
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990493
19915813
1992706
1993367
19947026
19957715
19967532
199711050
19988656
199911183
200012977
2001143112
2002207127
2003192279
2004237313
2005244382
2006290433
2007286421
2008335443
2009415589
2010485710
2011655770
2012724578
20138191027
20147921191
20158251080
20167891155
20178291712
20187411158
2019635836
20207291199

Medicine

The University of Pretoria ranked 4th for Medicine in South Africa and 430th in the World with 11,011 publications made and 193,108 citations received. Main research topics: Veterinary, Virology, Surgery, Public Health, Health Science.

RankRanking
#4 of 24In South Africa
#5 of 262In Africa
#430 of 4,839In the World

University of Pretoria
Medicine Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19909340
199112271
199210362
199312668
19949459
199513186
199612299
1997107126
1998104159
1999105137
2000113143
2001122180
2002137272
2003147316
2004188514
2005178379
2006223478
2007262599
2008293621
2009371883
2010352966
2011420964
20125591148
20135981422
20146281374
20157111936
20167401971
20176971963
20185951465
20196601399
20207811751

Biology

The University of Pretoria ranked 3rd for Biology in South Africa and 354th in the World with 10,852 publications made and 313,901 citations received. Main research topics: Botany, Agricultural Science, Zoology, Virology, Microbiology.

RankRanking
#3 of 24In South Africa
#3 of 264In Africa
#354 of 4,578In the World

University of Pretoria
Biology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199010754
199111877
199212480
199311277
199410768
1995122163
1996112104
1997107160
1998135322
1999139234
2000182392
2001162440
2002190593
2003168629
2004228781
2005200724
20062621207
20072721001
20083021192
20093651567
20103771454
20114131201
20124752237
20135672167
20145712287
20156632823
20166922697
20176632641
20185471764
20195962381
20206511706

Environmental Science

The University of Pretoria ranked 4th for Environmental Science in South Africa and 203rd in the World with 7,103 publications made and 190,887 citations received. Main research topics: Ecology, Geography and Cartography, Agricultural Science, Environmental Management, Geology.

RankRanking
#4 of 23In South Africa
#4 of 244In Africa
#203 of 4,129In the World

University of Pretoria
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19906733
19915834
19925729
19937358
19946722
19958689
19967059
19978088
199893205
199994154
2000135319
2001109276
2002143385
2003131379
2004134403
2005160659
2006167766
2007164655
2008243717
20092441116
2010241831
2011303967
2012315885
20133731379
2014373969
20154271401
20165231868
20175011877
20183401274
20193641130
20203941273

Engineering

The University of Pretoria ranked 1st for Engineering in South Africa and 507th in the World with 6,221 publications made and 103,690 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Automation and Control engineering, Electronic Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Optical Engineering.

RankRanking
#1 of 23In South Africa
#2 of 235In Africa
#507 of 4,716In the World

University of Pretoria
Engineering Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19904513
19915510
19926717
19935614
19945025
19956222
19967929
19977331
19988050
199912069
200010187
200177130
2002128316
2003120157
2004115102
2005123284
2006134164
2007152271
2008150356
2009208328
2010193537
2011254697
2012336669
2013291723
2014378811
20153721142
20164271362
20174711759
20183541244
20193991273
2020363969

Business

The University of Pretoria ranked 2nd for Business in South Africa and 245th in the World with 4,485 publications made and 55,607 citations received. Main research topics: Investment Banking and Stock trading, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Management, Finance.

RankRanking
#2 of 22In South Africa
#2 of 186In Africa
#245 of 4,080In the World

University of Pretoria
Business Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199082
1991101
1992102
1993113
1994132
199561
1996132
19971610
19982524
19993729
20003917
20015228
20025292
200352114
200471104
200597180
2006102182
2007123204
2008142218
2009144203
2010153250
2011250266
2012361403
2013304415
2014355552
2015326504
2016350784
20173441570
2018291694
2019296574
2020298411

Chemistry

The University of Pretoria ranked 4th for Chemistry in South Africa and 656th in the World with 4,451 publications made and 91,529 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Nutrition and Food Science, Inorganic Chemistry, Petrology and Geochemistry.

RankRanking
#4 of 24In South Africa
#7 of 235In Africa
#656 of 4,409In the World

University of Pretoria
Chemistry Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19906434
19915024
19926443
19937038
19943536
19956386
19967142
19977552
199863116
19997485
200089154
200181189
2002109304
200383139
200495272
200595228
200688159
2007100248
2008111290
2009128210
2010148477
2011140308
2012180452
2013158345
2014232554
2015219569
2016239787
2017240638
2018199563
2019253840
2020295848

Economics

The University of Pretoria ranked 3rd for Economics in South Africa and 184th in the World with 3,534 publications made and 46,128 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Agricultural Economics.

RankRanking
#3 of 22In South Africa
#3 of 156In Africa
#184 of 3,117In the World

University of Pretoria
Economics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990122
1991124
1992125
1993106
1994102
1995142
1996217
1997145
19982624
19993315
20003125
20012510
20024139
200334125
20045065
200560164
200645115
200770135
200892126
2009108354
2010120235
2011157207
2012179283
2013226303
2014281505
2015294630
2016264552
2017311923
2018283616
2019229647
2020284565

Psychology

The University of Pretoria ranked 6th for Psychology in South Africa and 504th in the World with 2,599 publications made and 40,917 citations received. Main research topics: Education Majors, Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology.

RankRanking
#6 of 23In South Africa
#6 of 118In Africa
#504 of 3,753In the World

University of Pretoria
Psychology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199060
199182
199271
199374
1994173
1995104
199693
1997206
19981418
19991110
20001524
20012732
20023348
200363141
20047491
200560117
200676155
200789146
2008102157
200991128
2010106235
2011129170
20121421062
2013171242
2014181378
2015195207
2016213342
2017166200
2018145245
2019134166
2020149172

Mathematics

The University of Pretoria ranked 1st for Mathematics in South Africa and 372nd in the World with 2,280 publications made and 28,079 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Math Teachers, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research.

RankRanking
#1 of 22In South Africa
#1 of 139In Africa
#372 of 3,475In the World

University of Pretoria
Mathematics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199052
199120
199252
1993133
199461
199531
1996169
1997119
19981351
1999107
2000103
2001209
20022629
20033189
20042928
200540107
20063959
20074753
200873139
200973105
201074100
201199124
2012113182
2013119158
2014167193
2015202370
2016196382
2017207843
2018163361
2019169414
2020177347

Art & Design

The University of Pretoria ranked 1st for Art & Design in South Africa and 210th in the World with 1,852 publications made and 8,485 citations received. Main research topics: Literature, Creative Writing, Aesthetics, Art History, Fashion Design.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

RankRanking
#1 of 19In South Africa
#1 of 69In Africa
#210 of 2,801In the World

University of Pretoria
Art & Design Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199090
1991101
199270
199390
199481
199590
199690
1997171
1998161
1999205
2000272
20013519
2002444
20034025
20045115
20054358
20066534
20075015
20086731
20096631
20108320
201110945
201212219
2013151211
201412565
201512464
201611594
2017108135
201810334
20196739
20208835

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for the University of Pretoria