The Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) has stood out in the 12th edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, released by QS Quacquarelli Symonds last week. The independent comparative analysis evaluated the performance of 1543 institutions across 51 academic disciplines, grouped into 5 broad subject areas – Arts & Humanities, Engineering & Technology, Life Sciences & Medicine, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences & Management.
In this edition, UFSC was ranked in 3 out of the 5 broad subject areas: Engineering & Technology, Arts & Humanities, and Life Sciences & Medicine. According to the analysis, Engineering & Technology is the institution’s strongest field at rank 401-450, with an overall score of 64.0.
Still according to the QS ranking, UFSC is one of the world’s top universities for the study of 13 subjects. The university’s best performance was in Architecture / Built Environment; Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing; and Agriculture & Forestry. The three subjects (or disciplines) were among the best ranked in the world, at rank 201-250.
Quacquarelli Symonds publishes every year the results of several university rankings that evaluate Higher Education Institutions around the world. The methodology takes into account academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per paper, and h-index (research productivity and impact).
In academic reputation, UFSC’s best performance is in Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing, in which it scored 63.5. In terms of employer reputation, the university’s best performance is in Computer Science & Information Systems, where it earned a score of 55.1. In research citations per paper, Agriculture & Forestry is the subject in which UFSC obtained the highest score (83.8). Regarding the H-index (research productivity and impact), UFSC received a score of 80.8 for Business & Management Studies – its highest-scoring subject for this indicator.
With 268 ranked programs from 32 institutions in this year’s subject rankings, Brazil is the 15th-most-represented country in the world. In terms of top-100 programs, Brazil is the 21st-strongest global higher education nation based on 51 programs across 7 institutions.
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