The Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) is ranked 23th among the best universities in Latin America, 8th best among Brazilian Universities and the 4th best among federal education institutions in Brazil, according to the QS World University Rankings: Latin America 2021.
The Universidade de São Paulo (USP) is the best ranked in the country, taking second place in the ranking, followed by the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp), in fifth place. Among the federal universities, the Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro ranks ninth, the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais 15th and the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul 19th.
The ranking analyzed 400 institutions in 20 Latin American countries and at the top of the list is the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Institutions were evaluated based on 11 indicators: academic reputation (30%), employer reputation (20%), faculty to student ratio (10%), staff with PhD (10%), international research network (10%), citations per papers (10%), papers per faculty (5%) and web impact (5%).
View the full list of 400 Latin American institutions on the QS Top Universities website.