The University of Pretoria, is one of the largest contact and residential universities in South Africa, with its administration offices located on the Hatfield Campus, Pretoria. This 116-year-old institution is also the largest producer of research in South Africa. Spread over seven campuses, it has nine faculties and a business school, the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). It is the only university in the country that has a Faculty of Veterinary Science which is ranked top in Africa, and overall has 120 academic departments, as well as 92 centres and institutes, accommodating more than 55,000 students and offering about 1,100 study programmes.
UP’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) in 2023 earned prestigious accreditation from AACSB International, placing it in the top 6% globally and underlining its dedication to excellence in business education. The AACSB was established in 1916 and is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools and the largest business education network connecting learners, educators, and businesses worldwide.
In 2019, the University of Pretoria (UP), a leading research institution in South Africa, introduced Future Africa, a transdisciplinary platform, to foster global research collaboration and address 4IR innovation challenges. University of Pretoria also established the Javett Art Centre in September 2019 to promote transdisciplinary research between Humanities and other faculties. In 2020, UP launched Engineering 4.0, connecting technology and data sciences with other faculties through Future Africa, stimulating transformative thinking at the forefront of science. The University also has an extensive community engagement programme with approximately 33 000 students involved in community upliftment. Furthermore, UP is building considerable capacities and strengths for the Fourth Industrial Revolution by preparing students for the world beyond university and offering work-readiness and entrepreneurship training to its students.
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