The Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina is the fourth best federal university in Brazil, according to the Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), which ranks the best colleges and universities in the world. Each year, the list shows which institutions have achieved high scores in the global rankings.
In 2023, UFSC is ranked in the same range as the Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp) and Universidade de Brasília (UnB), behind only the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) and the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), ranked in the highest score range among the federal universities, and Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), ranked in second place.
Among the national universities in general, the state universities of São Paulo stood out in the overall ranking – Universidade de São Paulo (USP), in first place, and Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), in second place. UFSC was among the ten best universities in Brazil and among the 800 best in the world. In total, 24 Brazilian universities are listed in the ranking, all of them public universities. In the global ranking, the highest scores are from Harvard University and Stanford University, both from the United States.
The ARWU is a ranking published since 2003. Universities are ranked based on various academic or research performance indicators, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, number of highly cited researchers, number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, number of articles indexed in the main citation indexes, and per capita performance of a university.
UFSC stood out in particular academic subjects such as Food Science & Technology, Medicine and Dental Sciences. It also obtained high scores in the Mechanical Engineering, Public Health and Ecology subjects.
Translated by SINTER/UFSC.
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