The Universidad de La Frontera has significantly improved in this ranking, by climbing six places up since 2018.
The Universidad de La Frontera (UFRO) is ranked in sixth place in the Overall Ranking of Chilean institutions for higher education in the latest Scimago Institutions Rankings. It has significantly improved over the last two years in this ranking, climbing from place twelve in 2018 and seven in 2019 to the sixth place this year.
This university has constantly improved its indicators of scientific productivity and is ranked first among the Chilean regional state institutions. “As a complex university we are proud of the position we achieved. It validates the processes of continuous improvement that UFRO has implemented within its institutional development plan and in particular in its strategies for research and innovation,” Dr. Renato Hunter, the Vice-rector for Research and Graduate Studies, said.
The Scimago Institutions Rankings (SIR) is a science evaluation resource to assess academic and research-focused institutions by a composite indicator that combines three different sets of indicators based on research performance (50 %), innovation outputs (30 %) and societal impact (20 %), measured by their online visibility.
In the Research Ranking the Universidad de La Frontera is in place 11 out of 35 ranked universities and in the Innovation Ranking it is in 8th place, being the second best regional university in this category. With respect to the Societal Ranking the UFRO managed to climb from 9th place in 2018 and 8th place in 2019 to the 6th place this year.
According to Dr. Renato Hunter the challenge is to keep improving, by establishing more and better mechanisms for internationalization and networking, which will allow this university to keep developing cutting-edge science and technology.
Escrito por: Karimme Riadi
Vice-rectorate for Research and Graduate Studies