The Times Higher Education (THE) has just published the Latin America University Rankings, listing the best universities in Latin America and the Caribbean region. In 2021, the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) was ranked 11th. Among Brazilian universities, UFSC is the fifth best federal institution, standing out in teaching, research and citation indicators.
The Times Higher Education (THE) is a British journal that publishes news and articles on higher education, affiliated to The Times newspaper, which annually prepares a set of rankings considered one of the most comprehensive, balanced and reliable in the world. To evaluate universities, 13 indicators are analysed, such as teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international perspective.
Lincoln Fernandes, secretary for International Relations at UFSC, highlights the importance of public investment for Brazil’s federal universities to achieve better positions in international rankings: “Compared to the Latin American context, we observe a greater rise in other countries that really continue with significant investments in higher education, something that in Brazil we know has not been prioritized and that is reflected in the rankings, in the positions of Brazilian universities. The criteria of these rankings are quality in teaching, research, extension and academic mobility. Brazil, despite having quality scientists, sees its investments being cut, the universities being attacked, and the result appears in the annual surveys conducted by international entities.
The Times Higher Education Latin America University Rankings 2021 evaluated 177 universities in 13 countries. The ranking is available here.
Translated by SINTER/UFSC
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