The University of Pretoria turns 110 in February 2018. It is a world-class university which is one of the biggest research producers in South Africa and in Africa. It is unique as it is the only university in the country that has a Veterinary Science Faculty. This Faculty is highly recognised in Africa.
The university has 120 academic departments and offers 1213 study programmes, 230 degrees, certificates and diplomas, 166 undergraduate programmes and 1047 postgraduate programmes, with more than 35 sporting codes. It has awarded more than 365 500 qualifications, while it has produced more than 267 000 alumni, many of whom hold high profile positions in business and in society.
Research at UP is at the apex of the University’s long-term strategic plan, UP 2025, which is to be a leading research-intensive university in Africa.
Equally important is the University’s international visibility and the impact of its research and innovation on socio-economic development in South Africa and in the region. UP therefore deliberately balances its focus on research and innovation and the partnerships fostered by creating an environment that is conducive to scholarly pursuits. A wide range of research and professional areas underscores the strength of UP in research and postgraduate education, and also the areas in which UP is positioned as a research leader in Africa and internationally.
The information presented here relates to our leaders in research, a selection of UP’s research achievements, and the research focus areas and themes that define the research identity of the University.
Career Services provide a centre of support for UP students and graduates to assist them in preparing for their careers because “your success matters”. Career Services is a division in Student Services of the University of Pretoria and is located in the Old Chemistry building on the Hatfield campus. Students are welcomed in a friendly environment where they can receive advice and assistance to plan and prepare for their careers.
The University of Pretoria enhances its international standing through multifaceted internationalisation programmes. The programmes are facilitated and coordinated by the International Cooperation Division (ICD), which is part of the Department of Research and Innovation. The ICD ensures that the doors of UP are always open to international students, academics, administrative staff, collaborative researchers, policymakers, funding organisations and other stakeholders.
Residences at University of Pretoria can be classified as follows:
Library at University of Pretoria offers:
All registered students have free access and use of the Internet on all campuses and Residences. All registered students have a UP enabled email service hosted by Google.
The Google services include spam protection, lots of mailbox space (25 GB per person), a powerful search tool and the ability to send attachments of up to 20MB in size and an pack of Google Apps Education Edition.
A structure for campus enterprises was established in 2000 to enable the University to position itself as a leader in the fields of contract research, training and consulting, thereby facilitating and enhancing its interaction with the private and public sector. In the process additional income is generated for the University and its staff members.
Several campus companies have since been established to perform some of the University’s business functions and to act as instruments in managing the University’s interest in its alliances. Some are wholly owned by the University, such as those responsible for continuing education and consultation.
The hpc operates within the grounds of the University of Pretoria’s sports campus. The university offers some of the country's best sporting facilities and these facilities attract international athletes.
Make the most of your time at Tuks by having an active and interesting student life. There are various student structures that organise the large variety of student life activities on campus. You can decide where you want to become involved and you can choose to take part in more than one of the structures listed below to experience new things and make a difference.
With more than 100 official societies to choose from, student life is vibrant at Tuks!
There are various types of societies:
All degree programmes of the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and are recognised as meeting the initial academic requirements for Professional Engineer in South Africa. International recognition of these programmes is also provided through the Washington Accord.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.