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Dedication to excellence and quality ensures the University of Pretoria’s position as a premier teaching and research university in the country.

The University has been the leading university in South Africa in terms of research output per annum since 1997. 

The University is a top supplier of high-level human resources in the country, in terms of the number of graduates and also the variety of their fields of training. The latest national statistics show that UP produces 16% of all master’s degrees and 17% of all doctoral degrees in the country.

UP is committed to excellence,in the field of academics and the resources the University offers to support staff and students. the University is people centred and fundamentally committed to promote intellectual and social justice, so as to ensure racial, ethnic and gender equality in all spheres of its institutional life. For more information on how the University of Pretoria sees its role in the tertiary field, South Africa, Africa and the world, read our Strategic Plan.