UFSC is among the five best Brazilian federal universities according to international ranking

28/09/2023 13:53

The Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) is among the five best Brazilian higher education institutions according to the  Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2024, published on Wednesday, 27 September 2023. UFSC was ranked among the 801-1000 best in the world.

Universities are evaluated based on 13 performance indicators which are grouped into five pillars: Teaching, Research Environment, Research Quality, Industry and International Outlook. UFSC stood out in the Industry (64.2) pilar.

The Times Higher Education (THE) is a British magazine that publishes news and articles on higher education and prepares, annually, a set of rankings considered one of the most comprehensive, balanced, and reliable in the world. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 includes more than 1.904 universities from 108 countries/regions.

 Access the full rankings results here.

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UFSC is the 8th best university in Brazil according to the QS World University Rankings

18/09/2023 13:23

The results of the QS World University Rankings: Latin America & The Caribbeam 2024 were published last Wednesday, 13 September, and ranked the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) among the 23 best universities in Latin America. UFSC occupies the 8th position among the Brazilian universities and the 4th among the federal education institutions in Brazil.

These rankings are produced annually by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a British company specialized in education. They analyzed 430 institutions in 25 Latin American and Caribbean countries and at the top of the list is the Universidade de São Paulo (USP). The overall score of each institution is calculated using eight metrics, each with a different weight: Academic Reputation (30%); Employer Reputation (20%); Faculty Student Ratio (10%); Faculty Staff with PhD (10%); International Research Network (10%); Citations per Paper (10%); Papers per Faculty (5%) and Web Impact (5%). The strongest metrics for UFSC in this edition were Faculty Staff with PhD (99.7 score), International Research Network (98.1 score) and Web Impact (97.4 score).

In terms of UFSC articles and external citations between 2017 and 2022, the major subject for UFSC was Life Sciences & Medicine.

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UFSC stands out in global ranking with 26 researchers among the most cited in the world

06/09/2023 13:40

UFSC has been standing out in various international rankings. Photo by Amanda Miranda.

The Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina stood out once again in the global ranking Research.comthat recognizes researchers based on the number of articles and citations for each discipline – among a total of 26 disciplines. The institution had 26 scientists ranked in the disciplines of Veterinary, Chemistry, Ecology, Electrical Engineering, Engineering and Technology, Mathematics, Medicine, Microbiology, Neuroscience and Agronomy.

UFSC was also recognized as the eighth best institution in the national ranking. In the Chemistry discipline, ten scientists were cited among the most relevant in the world. In the Electrical Engineering discipline, professor Ivo Barbi figured as the second most cited in Brazil.

The total number of citations by leading academics at UFSC in 2022 was 159,046, with a mean value for citations per scholars of 6,117.15. This result places UFSC at the 387th position in the global ranking. According to the Research.com platform, the purpose of the ranking is to offer leading researchers better exposure of their achievements. The rankings of scientists are based on transparent procedures based on well-established metrics collected from trusted sources of data, with more than 12,000 scientific journals grouped by disciplines.

Check out the list of scholars ranked by Research.com.

Animal Science and Veterinary

Maurício Laterça Martins
Maria José Hötzel


Bernhard Welz (in memoriam)
Rosendo A. Yunes
Antonio L. Braga
Adilson J. Curtius
J. Vladimir Oliveira
Moacir Geraldo Pizzolatti
Debora de Oliveira
Ademir Neves (in memoriam)
Eduardo Carasek
Adailton J. Bortoluzzi


Sergio R. Floeter

Electronics and Electrical Engineering

Ivo Barbi
Julio E. Normey-Rico

Engineering and Technology

Roberto Lamberts
Enedir Ghisi


Ruy Exel


João B. Calixto
Adair R.S. Santos (in memoriam)


Álvaro José Romanha  (in memoriam)


Reinaldo N. Takahashi
Roger Walz
Peter Wolf

Plant Science and Agronomy

Miguel Pedro Guerra
Marcelo Maraschin


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