The Ranking lists the world’s best universities that are 50 years old or younger. The UFRO is ranked in the range 201-250 at the international level, in third place among the Chilean universities and in first place among the Chilean state universities.
This is another excellent achievement for the Universidad de La Frontera (UFRO). This time, it is ranked in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2019 in the range 201-250 at the international level and in third place among Chilean universities.
The Ranking lists the world’s best universities that are 50 years old or younger. This year’s ranking includes 351 universities (101 more than in 2018) in 60 countries. Seven of them are from Chile and the Universidad de La Frontera is the third best among them and in first place regarding the state universities.
In this regard, the Rector Dr. Eduardo Hebel Weiss pointed out that the latest results of the THE Young University Rankings 2019 “support and highlight that the UFRO is working in the fields that make it stand out: we have ten doctoral programs, of which two are internationally accredited, what means that we attracted more than 1200 national and international students in postgraduate. Regarding research, we achieved to increase the number of WoS publications, and now, we are trying to improve the impact of them. This new awareness has served as a basis for the development of new outstanding and pertinent lines of research, since part of our interest is that our results reflect the needs of the region we live in.”
He also emphasized: “When it comes to outreach and community engagement, we are committed to the challenges of the Araucanía Region and all its scopes: renewable energies, health, teaching quality, links with businesses, and so on. Definitely, being in third place in the THE ranking is the result of the responsible and solid work of our university community.”
This ranking uses the same 13 performance indicators as the THE World University Rankings, but the weightings have been adjusted to give less weight to reputation, since it lists universities that are 50 years old or younger.
Written by: UFRO Communications Office