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.

Check out the full rankings results here.

Translated by SINTER/UFSC.

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