UFSC researchers among the 100,000 top-cited scientists in the world

26/11/2020 20:50

A study carried out by Stanford University researchers, in the United States, identified the 100,000 top-cited scientists in the world. The study uses citations from the Scopus database until 2019, and it was published in the Journal Plos Biology on 16 October.

The study presents two different rankings, one that analyses the researcher’s career-long citation impact (see table S6), and another one that analyses citation impact during the year of 2019 (see table S7). The Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) has 15 researchers in the first ranking and 20 in the second one.

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Career-Long Impact

According to the career-long citation impact ranking ‒ which assesses the scientist’s research impact throughout their whole career ‒ Brazil is represented by 600 researchers, and UFSC has 14 researchers ranked. They are (in the order of the ranking):

  • Benhard Welz, Department of Chemistry, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (CFM/UFSC)
  • Carlos Emanuel de Souza, Department of Electrical Engineering, School of Technology (CTC/UFSC)
  • Traugott Peter Wolf, Graduate Program in Medical Sciences, School of Health Sciences (CCS/UFSC)
  • Ruy Exel, Department of Mathematics, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (CFM/UFSC)
  • Rui Daniel Schröder Prediger, Department of Pharmacology, School of Biological Sciences (CCB/UFSC)
  • Ivo Barbi, Department of Electrical Engineering, School of Technology (CTC/UFSC)
  • Eduardo Carasek da Rocha, Department of Chemistry, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (CFM/UFSC)
  • Enedir Ghisi, Department of Civil Engineering, School of Technology (CTC/UFSC)
  • Alexandre Trofino Neto, Department of Automation and Systems, School of Technology (CTC/UFSC)
  • Rosendo Augusto Yunes, Department of Chemistry, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (CFM/UFSC)
  • Newton C. A. da Costa, Department of Philosophy, School of Philosophy and Human Sciences (CFH/UFSC)
  • Christian Johann Losso Hermes, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Technology (CTC/UFSC)
  • Denizar Martins, Department of Electrical Engineering, School of Technology (CTC/UFSC)
  • Marcelo Lobo Heldwein, Department of Electrical Engineering, School of Technology (CTC/UFSC)

2019 Impact

The table S7, which contains data regarding the single calendar year of 2019, presents 853 Brazilian scientists, of which 20 are UFSC researchers. They are:

The data presented in the tables includes all the scientists who are among the top 100,000 across all fields of study according to the composite citation index (when self-citations are included and/or when self-citations are not included). Furthermore, in the current update, tables S6 and S7 also include scientists who are not in the top 100,000 according to the composite index but are nevertheless within the top 2% of scientists of their main subfield discipline, across those that have published at least five papers.

The database created by the Stanford University scientists presents the top scientists in the world based on standardized citation metrics, such as information about citations, h-index, co-authorship, and a composite indicator.

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UFSC is ranked 23th among the top universities in Latin America

17/11/2020 20:58

The Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) is ranked 23th among the best universities in Latin America, 8th  among Brazilian Universities and 4th among the federal education institutions in Brazil, according to the QS World University Rankings: Latin America 2021 published on 11 November by the British company QS Quacquarelli Symonds.

“Once more, UFSC is recognized by its competence, its faculty and staff, and its students’ quality on all education levels. To be among the best institutions in Latin America and the forth best among federal universities in Brazil is a source of great pride, and it reveals the certainty of how essential and fundamental we are to society”, says the Rector Ubaldo Cesar Balthazar.

>> Check UFSC figures according to the QS Top Universities

The Secretary for International Relations, Lincoln Fernandes, highlights that the results are consistent with the institutions’ efforts in seeking quality. “Again, this position in the QS World University Rankings shows that our University remains firm and resolute in fulfilling its mission of excellence and diversity. Despite the situation caused by the pandemic and the reduction of financial resources, we continue to work hard and remotely so that the Brazilian higher education continues to be recognized worldwide”, he stresses.

The Universidade de São Paulo (USP) is the best ranked in the country, taking second place in the ranking, followed by the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp), in fifth place. Among the federal universities, the Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro ranks ninth, the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais 15th and the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul 19th.

>> View the complete ranking HERE

The ranking analyzed 400 institutions in 20 Latin American countries and at the top of the list is the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Institutions were evaluated based on 11 indicators: academic reputation (30%), employer reputation (20%), faculty to student ratio (10%), staff with PhD (10%), international research network (10%), citations per papers (10%), papers per faculty (5%) and web impact (5%).

1 Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Chile
2 Universidade de São Paulo (USP) Brazil
3 Tecnológico de Monterrey Mexico
4 Universidad de Chile Chile
5 Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp) Brazil
6 Universidad de los Andes Colombia
7 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) Mexico
8 Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) Argentina
9 Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) Brazil
10 Universidad Nacional de Colombia Colombia
11 Universidad de Concepción Chile
12 Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) Brazil
13 Universidad de Antioquia Colombia
14 Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH) Chile
15 Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) Brazil
16 Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Peru
17 Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ) Brazil
18 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Colombia
19 Universidade Federal do Rio Grande Do Sul (UFRGS) Brazil
20 Universidad de Costa Rica Costa Rica
21 Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP) Argentina
22 Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso Chile
23 Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) Brazil
24 Universidad Adolfo Ibàñez Chile
25 Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN) Mexico

View the full list of 400 Latin American institutions on the QS Top Universities website.


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UFSC extends suspension of in-person activities until 22 May 2021

11/11/2020 19:56

The Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) has extended the suspension of its on-campus teaching activities at all education levels until 22 May 2021. The new deadline was established by the Ordinance no. 379/2020/GR, published last Monday, 9 November.

The suspension is for any on-campus academic activity, including meetings and defenses, as well as for the in-person technical and administrative activities on all UFSC campuses, except for health, security and other urgent and essential services. The remote learning activities remain authorized in this period.

All exceptional support and assistance programs from the Prorectorate for Student Affairs (PRAE), the Prorectorate for Undergraduate Studies (PROGRAD) and the Prorectorate for Graduate Studies (PROPG), offered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are also extended.

The new deadline may be changed upon occurrence of new events.

The Normative Ordinance no. 371/2020/GR of 28 August 2020 is revoked by Ordinance no. 379/2020/GR.

UFSC Health and Education subjects stand out in international ranking

03/11/2020 20:28

The Times Higher Education (THE) has published on Wednesday, 28 October, the results of the World University Rankings 2021 by Subject, listing the broad areas with the best performances in the top universities in the world. The Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) was one of the 1.512 universities evaluated and it was best ranked in the areas of Health and Education. In both subjects, UFSC was ranked 301-400 overall and was among the eight best universities in Brazil.

The THE is a British magazine that publishes news and articles related to higher education. Annually, THE releases one of the most comprehensive, balanced and reliable set of rankings in the world. The rankings are based on 13 indicators that measure an institution’s performance across four areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. In the last edition, published in September, UFSC was placed among the eight best universities in the country.

“The importance of this type of ranking for institutional strategic planning should be highlighted. They serve as points of orientation so that we can identify our strengths and work with those areas of knowledge that need closer attention. Undoubtedly, internationalization plays a key role in strengthening these areas by choosing strategic partnerships, for example”, says the Secretary for International Relations at UFSC, Lincoln Fernandes.

See how UFSC was ranked in all subjects:

  • Ranked 301-400 in Education
  • Ranked 301-400 in Clinical & health
  • Ranked 401-500 in Arts & humanities
  • Ranked 501+ in Psychology
  • Ranked 501-600 in Business & economics
  • Ranked 501-600 in Social Sciences
  • Ranked 601-800 in Computer science
  • Ranked 601-800 in Engineering
  • Ranked 601-800 in Life sciences
  • Ranked 801-1000 in Physical sciences

To view the full results of the THE University Rankings 2021 by Subject, click here.

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