UFSC is among the 21 best Brazilian universities in THE sustainable development ranking


Times Higher Education (THE) has published the results of the Impact Rankings 2023, which assesses universities against the United Nations’  17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In this edition, 1,591 universities from 112 countries/regions were included in the ranking. In the overall ranking, UFSC is in the 601-800 range, with a score between 59.7 and 66.7.

Among Brazilian institutions, UFSC is in the fifth ranking range. Among the federal universities, it is in the third range. Our university stood out for its actions towards the following SDGs:

  • SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production;
  • SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure;
  • SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy.

The best overall performance was from Western Sydney University, in Australia, followed by the University of Manchester, in the UK, and Queen’s University, in Canada. Among the Brazilian universities, the Universidade de São Paulo (USP) is the one which performed best, placed in the 101-200 range worldwide. The Impact Rankings 2023 indicators provide comparisons across four broad areas: research, stewardship, outreach and teaching.

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. In addition to the institutional actions regarding the SDGs, the THE Impact Rankings also assesses the institutions based on the research carried out for each goal.

Check out the THE Impact Rankings 2023 here.

Read the methodology of the Impact Rankings 2023 here.

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Brazilian Portuguese Survival Course – 2023


The Brazilian Portuguese Survival Course, made available for partner institutions and the international community at UFSC from 27 March 2023, was conceived by the Office of International Relations (SINTER) during the term 2016-2022 and produced by the Office of Distance Learning (SEAD).

This course focuses on the need for our partners’ academic community to have a first contact with the structure and vocabulary of Brazilian Portuguese before starting their mobility and/or cooperation activities in our university.

The aim is to train students, faculty and staff from around the world through a course that:

Partnership with GCUB and Instituto Cervantes offers benefits to associated institutions


The Office of International Relations (SINTER) announces a partnership with the International Cooperation Group of Brazilian Universities ‒ GCUB and the Instituto Cervantes in Brasilia, the main institution responsible for the dissemination of Spanish teaching and the promotion of the culture of Spain and Hispanic countries around the world.

The Instituto Cervantes will offer exclusive benefits to students, faculty and staff of the institutions associated with GCUB, which includes UFSC.

                                                                       The benefits are:

  • Free placement test.
  • Free virtual library card.
  • 25% discount on all courses (the courses are all online and offered by the Instituto Cervantes in Brasília).
  • 25% discount on the DELE Proficiency Exam (all the Instituto Cervantes centers in Brazil will apply the discount).


First in-person edition of the course “Ways and perspectives of studying in Italy”


SINTERThe Institutional Center for Languages and Translation (NILT/SINTER) promotes the first in-person edition of the course “Ways and perspectives of studying in Italy – reading and understanding Calls for Applications in Italian language”. Register here until 19 October.

The initiative seeks to equip the academic community (undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff members) with the ability to understand Calls for Applications for scholarships in Italian educational institutions. It is intended that students, at the end of this course, will be able to: 1) easily locate Calls for Applications for Italian government scholarships; 2) understand the Italian higher education system; 3) know the main Italian proficiency tests; 4) recognize characteristics of a Call for Applications written in Italian; 5) autonomously fill in application forms.

The course will be taught by the instructors Cleide Giacomelli Borraz and Telmo Clos Ambrosini, with the supervision of Prof. Daniela Bunn (MEN/CED). The course has 15 places and totals 20 hours, distributed into three meetings scheduled for 24 October (Module 1), 31 October (Module 2), and 7 November (Module 4), from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The meetings will be held at NILT, located in the Rectorate Building II (Av. Desembargador Vitor Lima, 222). Participants are not required to have previous knowledge of the Italian language.

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