UFSC placed 23rd best university in Latin America in British consultancy ranking

08/08/2021 17:14

The Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) is the 23rd among the best institutions of the Latin America University Rankings 2022, made by the British consultancy QS Quacquarelli Symonds. The result is available in Latin America 2022and also indicates that UFSC is the fourth highest scoring federal institution in the country, standing out in all the criteria evaluated. UFSC holds this position for the second consecutive year.

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This year’s edition included the participation and analysis of 416 institutions, with 11 new applicants. The index for each university is based on eight indicators with different weights: academic reputation (30%), employability reputation (20%), ratio of professor per student (10%), faculty with doctoral degrees (10%), international research network (10%), citations per article (10%), articles per institution (5%) and overall impact (5%).

UFSC had an outstanding performance in criteria such as general impact, in which it guaranteed the sixth best average; faculty with doctoral degrees, among the top ten of the continent; and international research network, securing twelfth place. The institution also maintained a good average in the other criteria, reaching the score 70.00, which places it among the best in Brazil and the continent.

“UFSC has maintained its position for the second consecutive year, even with successive budget cuts, and frequent attacks on university autonomy, and with an emergency remote teaching in place. We know that the pandemic has presented us with several challenges to our professors, administrative staff and students, and I celebrate these results, because they show that we are maintaining our quality, and we will continue with research, teaching and extension of excellence, “concludes the rector of UFSC, Ubaldo Cesar Balthazar.

For more information about the complete ranking with all the participating Latin American institutions by accessing the official website.


Translated by SINTER/UFSC

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