University of South Africa: Rankings

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The University of South Africa ranked 6th in South Africa and 920th in the World 2021 overall rankings, plus got TOP 50% in 106 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for the University of South Africa is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 21,658 publications and 206,175 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 43 notable alumni .

RankRanking
#920 of 14,160In the World
#9 of 1,103In Africa
#6 of 26In South Africa
#2 of 4In Pretoria
#19 of 1,003For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
#64 of 1,013For Gender Studies
#76 of 1,493For Education Majors
#779 of 8,209For Alumni Impact
#1578 of 14,160For Non-academic Prominence
Top50%For 103 other topics

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Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The University of South Africa ranked 5th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in South Africa and 262nd in the World with 10,289 publications made and 87,957 citations received. Main research topics: Sociology, Political Science, Law, Education Majors, Theology / Divinity / Religious studies.

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

University of South Africa
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990587
19917820
1992488
1993768
1994659
19958712
19968111
19978228
19988418
19997627
20006040
20019040
200211358
2003119186
2004132230
200515492
200613493
2007119138
2008203142
2009235306
2010371290
2011551303
20127233863
2013830531
2014906553
2015787600
2016824532
2017690454
20186181362
2019679459
2020650790

Business

The University of South Africa ranked 4th for Business in South Africa and 374th in the World with 3,161 publications made and 28,839 citations received. Main research topics: Management Information Systems, Public Policy / Administration, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Finance.

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

University of South Africa
Business Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199051
199183
199220
1993120
199484
199561
1996121
1997122
1998111
19991914
20001814
20012513
20023025
200329118
20043717
20054126
20063788
20074077
200865167
200977112
2010110220
2011177211
2012233264
2013225372
2014296274
2015286352
2016248270
2017271381
2018204188
2019260326
2020214260

Psychology

The University of South Africa ranked 4th for Psychology in South Africa and 432nd in the World with 2,911 publications made and 32,161 citations received. Main research topics: Education Majors, Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Organizational / Business / IO Psychology, Special Education.

RankRanking
#4 of 23In South Africa
#4 of 118In Africa
#432 of 3,753In the World

University of South Africa
Psychology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990153
1991136
1992113
1993143
1994165
199591
1996123
19971111
1998142
19991090
20001912
20012114
20023354
200329126
200438187
20054740
20064156
200744119
200859124
200960211
2010104182
2011147124
2012257222
2013344307
2014373366
2015274254
2016238261
2017185168
2018125132
2019149160
2020113149

Medicine

The University of South Africa ranked 10th for Medicine in South Africa and 1099th in the World with 2,366 publications made and 54,902 citations received. Main research topics: Health Science, Nursing, Public Health, Healthcare Management (MHA), Family medicine.

RankRanking
#10 of 24In South Africa
#35 of 262In Africa
#1099 of 4,839In the World

University of South Africa
Medicine Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199096
19911711
199283
1993104
199481
199595
199693
19971816
1998167
1999159
20001721
20012418
20022328
20032927
20043237
20054339
20063436
200744102
20084696
200954133
20106479
20118677
20121393634
2013152215
2014207196
2015190200
2016160211
2017180293
20181651129
2019190223
2020240359

Engineering

The University of South Africa ranked 9th for Engineering in South Africa and 1395th in the World with 2,198 publications made and 28,858 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Renewable Energy Engineering, Automation and Control engineering.

RankRanking
#9 of 23In South Africa
#27 of 235In Africa
#1395 of 4,716In the World

University of South Africa
Engineering Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199020
1991910
199272
1993104
19941312
199520
199660
199740
199831
199920
200041
2001138
2002124
20031012
2004129
20051825
20061519
20072970
2008157
20091967
20102646
20113747
20125840
201358100
201490168
2015172592
2016168914
20172541529
2018229980
20192921135
20203781382

Chemistry

The University of South Africa ranked 11th for Chemistry in South Africa and 1465th in the World with 2,048 publications made and 31,199 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Radiochemistry, Nanotechnology, Inorganic Chemistry.

RankRanking
#11 of 24In South Africa
#32 of 235In Africa
#1465 of 4,409In the World

University of South Africa
Chemistry Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990415
19911010
199241
199354
1994912
199522
199632
199741
199820
199910
200020
200154
200243
200397
2004611
20051310
20061110
20071337
200888
20091025
20101447
201129127
20123579
20133782
201466186
2015151637
20161631009
20172481492
20182241132
20192901365
20203891699

Economics

The University of South Africa ranked 6th for Economics in South Africa and 304th in the World with 2,022 publications made and 14,649 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Political Economy, Finance, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics.

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

University of South Africa
Economics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199050
199133
199261
199371
1994112
199520
1996131
199782
199890
199983
2000112
2001123
20023610
20031710
20042310
20052623
20062315
20072621
200838108
200942181
201058119
20119872
2012114141
2013127117
2014187141
2015133111
2016172100
2017179287
2018152156
2019162305
2020190310

Physics

The University of South Africa ranked 9th for Physics in South Africa and 1273rd in the World with 1,906 publications made and 26,876 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Atomic and Molecular physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum and Particle physics.

RankRanking
#9 of 22In South Africa
#22 of 183In Africa
#1273 of 4,160In the World

University of South Africa
Physics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990101
19911611
1992133
1993165
19942315
1995135
1996149
1997199
1998167
19991424
200097
20011611
2002114
20032121
20042114
20051412
200686
20071637
200892
2009913
20101463
20111830
20122932
20133169
201462162
2015133525
2016115838
20172001204
2018176826
2019235978
20203121286

Art & Design

The University of South Africa ranked 3rd for Art & Design in South Africa and 307th in the World with 1,647 publications made and 4,333 citations received. Main research topics: Literature, Creative Writing, Aesthetics, Art History, Multimedia.

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

RankRanking
#3 of 19In South Africa
#3 of 69In Africa
#307 of 2,801In the World

University of South Africa
Art & Design Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990151
1991192
199251
1993201
1994141
1995181
1996121
1997242
1998151
1999183
2000142
2001116
2002196
2003197
2004102
20052812
20062520
20073632
20084118
20095335
20107718
20119414
201212118
201312940
201411826
201513059
201613128
201711436
20188728
20198225
20207258

Mathematics

The University of South Africa ranked 4th for Mathematics in South Africa and 552nd in the World with 1,118 publications made and 12,840 citations received. Main research topics: Math Teachers, Applied Mathematics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Statistics, Actuarial Science.

RankRanking
#4 of 22In South Africa
#4 of 139In Africa
#552 of 3,475In the World

University of South Africa
Mathematics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199043
1991619
199249
199390
199440
199562
199632
199743
199854
199911
200057
200185
2002511
2003620
20041720
20051615
20061721
20071015
20081754
200921136
20103550
20115851
20126150
20139452
201412799
20157467
20169598
201771106
20187183
201981170
202093487
SpecialitySouth Africa rankAfrica rankWorld rank
Math Teachers24169
Applied Mathematics35523
Statistics78601
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics44611
Actuarial Science68633

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