The Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) is ranked 23rd among the best universities in Latin America, according to the QS World University Rankings 2023. The survey places UFSC among the thousand best universities in the world, in the 801-1000 band, the same as in the previous edition. The ranking is prepared annually by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a British company specialized in education, and includes almost 1,500 universities from all continents.
In the overall ranking, UFSC appears in the eighth band among the Brazilian institutions, alongside the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), the Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR) and the Universidade de Brasília (UnB). Among the federal education institutions, UFSC is only behind the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), the Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp), the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) and the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS).
The evaluation is conducted based on several criteria, including academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio, international students ratio, employment outcomes and international research network. Out of these indicators, academic reputation, faculty/student ratio and international research network are UFSC’s strongest indicators.
The overall score and more information on the methodology can be found on the QS World University Rankings page.
Translated by SINTER/UFSC.
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