The Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) moved from the 12th to the 9th position in the Latin America University Rankings 2020, published by Times Higher Education (THE). Among the top 10 universities in Latin America, UFSC was ranked the 3rd best Brazilian federal university, behind the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) and the Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp), both tied at the 5th position.
In this year’s edition of the ranking, Brazil has seven out of the top 10 universities in Latin America. In 2019, it had six. Among the Brazilian institutions, UFSC is the only one from the South region.
“Since the beginning of our administration, our work has always been focused on improving the quality of UFSC. And this is being done in an environment of budget restrictions and reductions and attacks on public universities. I have never had doubts about the capacity of our faculty, the dedication of our staff and the competence of UFSC in research, teaching and outreach. We are all very proud of this growth”, said the Rector Ubaldo Cesar Balthazar.
The top 10 Universities in Latin America
1 – Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
2 – Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Brazil
3 – Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil
4 – Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico
5 – Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil *
5 – Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp), Brazil *
7 – Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil
8 – Universidad de Chile, Chile
9 – Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil
10 – Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), Brazil
*Both universities are ranked 5th.
Times Higher Education uses 13 performance indicators to evaluate the universities, including teaching (learning environment), internationalization, innovation, research volume and citations (research influence). The methodology is the same used in the THE World University Rankings, but the weightings have been recalibrated to reflect the characteristics of Latin America’s universities.
Translated by SINTER
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