University of Pretoria - Research Review
University of Pretoria - Research Review
Part 3 - Researchers and research capacity

Faculties and research entities

Dean: Professor Irma Eloff
Dean: Professor Irma Eloff


The Faculty of Education has established itself as one of the premier facilities for education research, capacity development and productivity in southern Africa. The consistent growth in the volume and quality of research outputs, and the international recognition of the Faculty and its academic staff, bear testimony to a vibrant research community. The focus is on building clusters of research excellence, and making a substantial contribution to research that has direct application to local problems.

There are seven Centres and Units located in the Faculty.



Centre for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA)
Inter-University Centre for Education Law and Policy (CELP)
Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
(JCMSTE) – jointly with NAS
Centre for the Study of Resilience (CSR)


Unit for Education Research in AIDS (ERA)
Unit for Distance Education
Living Lab for Innovative Teaching Research