University of Pretoria

University of Pretoria

Animal Science and Veterinary Ranking

South Africa Established: 1908 Scholars: 11
Top Scientists Overview

Top scientists

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s h-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph by December 6th 2021.

This ranking lists all top researchers from the Animal Science and Veterinary discipline and affiliated with University of Pretoria. There are a total of 11 researchers included with 7 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the h-index values for top scientists in University of Pretoria is 350 with a mean value for the h-index of 31.82. The total sum of publications for top scientists in University of Pretoria is 1,293 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 117.55.


The University of Pretoria is a multi-faculty, research-intensive university based in South Africa. Internationally recognized for its academic and research quality, the university offers various academic programs in a broad range of fields. It serves over 50,000 students, with subjects taught across 140 academic departments and 85 research institutes, centers, and units. The university is also considered the largest contact university in the country and one of the leading institutions in all of Africa.

Originally a part of the Johannesburg-based Transvaal University College, the University of Pretoria was established in 1908 and initially offered courses in languages, sciences, and law. It commenced academic activities with only 32 students, four professors, and three lecturers until the establishment of additional faculties and academic departments in later years. As the university’s academic activities were expanded, the student population also increased over the century, making it one of the leading research-intensive universities in the continent.

The university also produces the highest number of graduates in South Africa annually. Widely known for its quality, relevance, and impact, the University of Pretoria continuously strives for the highest standards of teaching in research. It is currently divided into nine highly regarded faculties—Faculties of Economic and Management Sciences; Education; Health Sciences; Engineering, Built Environment, and Information Technology; Humanities; Natural and Agricultural Sciences; Law; Theology and Religion; and Veterinary Science.

Across all fields of study, the University of Pretoria strongly promotes a culture of excellent teaching, enabling students to maximize their own intellectual potential in their respective fields. It also gives a strong focus on inclusivity and equitable access to education using contact sessions in traditional lectures, practical sites, laboratories, and seminars. With over 100 years of experience, the university offers inquiry-based, hybrid, and community-based learning approaches.

Furthermore, the University of Pretoria boasts of state-of-the-art research facilities, academic libraries, and modern laboratories. Spread across seven campuses in the city of Pretoria, the university provides students with spaces where they can learn or study individually or by group. It also presents various skills development and practical learning opportunities, allowing students to achieve academic development and become well-rounded graduates in the future.

Students at the University of Pretoria can also benefit from the additional activities and learning resources offered by the university. They can choose from a wide range of support services and offerings, including mentoring, tutoring, and advising services. In pursuit of academic excellence, the university supports students in conducting research in their field to learn and discover answers on their own.
14 World 1 National Frans Jongejan

Frans Jongejan

University of Pretoria, South Africa
H-index 72 Citations 15,807 203
181 World 3 National Nigel C. Bennett

Nigel C. Bennett

University of Pretoria, South Africa
H-index 43 Citations 6,709 252
217 World 4 National Ivan Gerard Horak

Ivan Gerard Horak

University of Pretoria, South Africa
H-index 41 Citations 9,425 257
593 World 9 National Anita Luise Michel

Anita Luise Michel

University of Pretoria, South Africa
H-index 28 Citations 3,723 70
735 World 11 National Barend Louis Penzhorn

Barend Louis Penzhorn

University of Pretoria, South Africa
H-index 27 Citations 3,271 93
868 World 13 National Maxime Madder

Maxime Madder

University of Pretoria, South Africa
H-index 26 Citations 2,495 75
964 World 15 National P. Van den Bossche

P. Van den Bossche

University of Pretoria, South Africa
H-index 25 Citations 2,142 73
1214 World 18 National Peter N. Thompson

Peter N. Thompson

University of Pretoria, South Africa
H-index 23 Citations 1,617 65
1395 World 19 National Gert J. Venter

Gert J. Venter

University of Pretoria, South Africa
H-index 22 Citations 1,674 54
1493 World 22 National J.A. Van Wyk

J.A. Van Wyk

University of Pretoria, South Africa
H-index 22 Citations 3,193 53
1669 World 26 National E.C. Webb

E.C. Webb

University of Pretoria, South Africa
H-index 21 Citations 2,970 98

Our research was coordinated by Imed Bouchrika, PhD, a computer scientist with a well-established record of collaboration on a number of international research projects with different partners from the academic community. His role was to make sure all data remained unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date.

We list only scientists having Microsoft Academic Graph H-Index >= 20 within the area of Animal Science and Veterinary. If you or other scholars are not listed, we appreciate if you can contact us.