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.
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.
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.
Translated by SINTER/UFSC
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