The Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) is the ninth best Brazilian university according to the QS World University Rankings 2024, released last Tuesday, 27 June. In the global ranking, UFSC is in the 801-850 range. The publication is prepared annually by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a British company specializing in education, and gathers data from 1,500 universities in 104 countries.
Among the Brazilian institutions, the highest-ranked universities are Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp), Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp). The ninth position is shared by UFSC and the Universidade de Brasília (UnB).
The evaluation is based on several criteria, including academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty student ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio, international student ratio, employment outcomes, international research network and sustainability. Out of these indicators, sustainability, academic reputation, faculty student ratio and international research network are UFSC’s strongest indicators.
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Translated by SINTER/UFSC.
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