HEUG Spotlight - University of Pretoria

The University of Pretoria, where leaders are molded and dreams of greatness come to life. 

The University of Pretoria is a multi-faculty research-intensive university with campuses in Pretoria, its surrounds, and in the country’s economic hub, Johannesburg. The University is conveniently situated in close proximity to government departments and major research entities in Pretoria, including the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

The University provides an environment that is stimulating, intellectually challenging and conducive to optimizing teaching and learning. The approach to education is holistic. Through participation in the wide range of campus activities and societies focusing on sports, arts, and culture, students become well-rounded citizens.

As one of South Africa’s oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education, the University of Pretoria provides a refreshing mix of academic tradition and progressive vision. The latter is brought to life by means of world-class research that results in positive, tangible contributions to both local and global communities.

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.

The university has 120 academic departments and offers 1,213 study programmes, 230 degrees, certificates and diplomas, 166 undergraduate programmes and 1,047 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.

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