The Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) is the tenth best university in Brazil, according to a global survey conducted by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR). In the world ranking, the institution occupies the 718th position – which places it among the 3.5% best universities in the world. A total of 20,531 universities were evaluated, and the list of the 2,000 best-placed universities can be seen at cwur.org/2023.php.
Compared to last year, UFSC kept its 10th place among the Brazilian institutions and rose one position in the world ranking (from 719 to 718). “The Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina demonstrates its resilience to the adversity of a pandemic period that affected academic activities worldwide. In a scenario of budget cuts for Science and Technology and for Education, as the one faced in recent years, preserving its position in a global quality ranking can be recognized as an achievement,” says the Rector Irineu Manoel de Souza.
CWUR is a consulting organization that provides services to governments and universities to improve educational and research outcomes. The World University Rankings are based on seven indicators grouped into four areas: Education (measured by the number of a university’s alumni who have won prestigious academic distinctions relative to the university’s size); Employability (measured by the number of a university’s alumni who have held top positions at major companies relative to the university’s size); Faculty (measured by the number of faculty members who have won prestigious academic distinctions); and Research (including research output, high-quality publications, influence, and citations). The latter was UFSC’s most outstanding area.
Translated by SINTER/UFSC.
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