UFSC Undergraduate Studies Council approves registration of international internships

08/10/2021 19:40

The Undergraduate Studies Council of the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (CGrad/UFSC) has just regulated the international internships of undergraduate students. Under the terms of Normative Resolution no. 96/2021/CGRAD, internship activities carried out outside Brazil will have the same validity as internships carried out in the country, and follow similar rules.

The regulation will serve for mandatory and non-mandatory internships carried out abroad by UFSC exchange students. Under the new Resolution, enrollment in specific internship courses will be required, and in a new course created for international internships, code ZZD0047.

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The Secretary for International Relations (Sinter), Lincoln Fernandes, believes that the implementation of the Resolution will bring positive results for programs and students. “The creation of the course of international internship and its implementation will be very positive for us to have an institutional idea of what really happens at UFSC in terms of international internship.” According to Fernandes, based on the data that will be obtained, the University will be able to adjust its internationalization strategies and actions where these internships occur, whether in the productive sector, research institutes or partner institutions. “UFSC benefits from  this action, which is so important for our internationalization process”, highlights the Secretary.

Collecting data on the internships that UFSC exchange students perform will also be important for the director of the Academic and Professional Integration Department* (DIP/Prograd), Alexandre Lenzi. “With this Resolution regulating internships abroad, UFSC can now count on one more tool to its advantage, with data such as numbers, areas of knowledge and countries where the internships are developed. The knowledge generated from this data will allow UFSC to make clear and objective decisions, for a broad international recognition of our institution”.

The Prorector for Undergraduate Studies, Daniel Vasconcelos, also confirms the importance of this Resolution to the University. For him, “The Resolution makes the growing process of insertion of our students in the international arena more visible and manageable, in addition to strengthening and consolidating the growing process of international activity by the university.”


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UFSC has 165 researchers among the most influential in Latin America, according to international ranking

01/10/2021 14:02

The Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) has 165 researchers among the most influential of Latin America, according to the AD Scientific Index 2021 ranking. UFSC appears in the 10th position among 453 Latin American higher education institutions and is fifth among Brazilian federal institutions, behind the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp).

Nine out of the top ten places in the Latin American ranking are occupied by Brazilian institutions. The Universidade de São Paulo (USP) occupies the top of the list, with 2,134 researchers, followed by the Universidade Estadual de São Paulo Júlio de Mesquita Filho (Unesp) and the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp), with 572 and 556, respectively.

The survey considers the leading 10 thousand Latin American scientists. The ranking is a classification that shows the productivity of researchers as a whole and within the last five years, according to the scoring system and number of citations in Google Scholar. Only authors who have a public profile and registered institutional e-mail are eligible for ranking. The use of Google Scholar as an exclusive tool for ranking and charging payments for updating and correcting data are factors present in this ranking, and have been used by other scientific rankings, despite receiving criticism from experts.

Highlight among the BRICS

In the ranking of the leading 10 thousand scientists of the BRICS member countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), UFSC is in 24th position among 1,033 ranked educational institutions. The University appears in the AD Scientific Index with 72 researchers, based on the same classification parameters.

Among the BRICS, Brazil appears in second place, with 3,192 scientists, only behind China, with 3,908. Next on the list are: India (2023), South Africa (522) and Russia (355).

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