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.


Translated by SINTER/UFSC

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