This is another excellent achievement for UFRO. It is ranked in the top 50 of the Times Higher Education Latin America University Rankings 2020, in 6th place in Chile and in third place among the state universities in Chile.

Once again, the university Universidad de La Frontera (UFRO) achieved to be one of the leading institutions for higher education at the national level. This time, it is ranked in the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Latin America University Rankings 2020 and achieved to be in the 46th place, what makes it part of Latin America’s 50 best universities.

This recognition supports the leadership of this university, which has its own regional character. It is listed in the sixth place among all Chilean universities and in third place among the state universities in Chile.

This THE ranking includes 166 universities across 13 countries in Latin America and is based on 13 performance indicators, with an emphasis on teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. In Chile, 30 universities were judged.

In this regard, the Rector Dr. Eduardo Hebel Weiss pointed out: “In times like these, which are difficult for our society and our university, we are even happier to receive such a result. We have made significant efforts for being able to move forward within this pandemic and the fact that our university is in such a great position in an important ranking as this one encourages us and strengthens our commitment as a regional state university.”

The Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs at UFRO, Dr. Renato Hunter, also appreciates this achievement and is very thankful for the permanent efforts of the academic staff and the university community in general, who maintain the Universidad de La Frontera in such a privileged position.

“Our university can be proud, because it is a great achievement to be among the top 50 universities in Latin America. Besides, this result is supported by indicators that reflect the commitment and efforts of the people who are part of our university community and who are always trying to move forward with excellence, while facing the challenges of a complex university like UFRO. There is no doubt that the current global developments will help us to rethink the way we envision the university of the future and to face the constant challenges of this new era,” Dr. Hunter said.


Written by: UFRO Communications Office