UFSC is the 8th best university in Latin America and the 3rd best among federal universities in Brazil, according to international study

22/02/2021 14:12

The Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) is the eighth best university in Latin America and the third best among Brazilian  federal universities, according to the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities. The Ranking is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

UFSC is ranked 352th in the global ranking, and it is only behind the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) among the national federal institutions. Other two national institutions are also among the top ten universities in the Latin America ranking: the Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (Unesp) and the Universidade de São Paulo (USP).

Created in 2004 and present in more than 200 countries, the study evaluates approximately 31,000 Higher Education Institutions around the world. It analyzes webometric and bibliometric indicators, including visibility (web contents impact); excellence (top cited papers); and transparency or openness (top cited researchers).

Translated by SINTER/UFSC

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