UP’s Faculty of Law in top 100 world university rankings

January 16th, 2020

By Kgomotso Ramotsho

The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Law has been ranked 90th in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) 2020 survey of the Top 100 World University Rankings by subject. In a media statement released by UP in November 2019, UP stated that THE rankings include almost 1 400 universities across more than 90 countries, making it the biggest and most diverse university rankings to date. The rankings are based on performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

In the statement Professor André Boraine, former Dean of UP’s Faculty of Law, thanked the law students, staff, alumni and friends of the faculty. ‘The fact that it has been three years in succession underscores the immense depth and quality of our programmes and research. It is clear that the faculty has reached a high level of academic maturity. The continued high ranking – global top 100 and highest-ranking African Law Faculty – according to the influential THE ranking system can be attributed to a core body of highly motivated staff members and students’.

Prof Boraine said as an outgoing Dean, UP’s Faculty of Law being ranked for the third consecutive year in the THE Top 100 World University Rankings was the best farewell gift he could wish for. UP said the achievement is unparalleled in South Africa and Africa.

Kgomotso Ramotsho Cert Journ (Boston) Cert Photography (Vega) is the news reporter at De Rebus.

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