This is another great achievement of UFRO, which climbed 11 places in the prestigious QS Latin America University Rankings compared to last year.
This is an important step forward for the university Universidad de La Frontera (UFRO), which climbed from 71st (in 2020) to 62nd place in the QS Latin America University Rankings 2021, what brings it even closer to the top 50 in Latin America. Regarding the Chilean universities, UFRO has been ranked 11th overall, and is the fourth best state university in the country. These great results position UFRO as one of the universities that are among the top 16% of the ranking.
It is the fifth year in a row that UFRO appears in this ranking. The first time was in 2016, when the university had been ranked in 92nd place. This year, the QS Ranking of the best Latin American universities featured 410 institutions, including 40 Chilean universities.
One of the facts that made the improvement in this ranking possible are the indicators in which UFRO stands out: Papers per Faculty (14), one of the most consistent indicators at UFRO; Citations per Paper (33), what means that the scientific productivity of its researchers is significant, sought and cited by peers; and International Research Networks (53), which reinforces the just mentioned.
According to Renato Hunter, the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, this improved position in the ranking is a significant step forward that shows where UFRO stands in the Latin American scenario, but also in the national scenario, where it maintains a leading position.
“These 11 places that UFRO climbed compared to last year’s ranking support each of our efforts made to ensure UFROs quality and excellence. At the same time, this is an expression of the institutional commitment towards scientific productivity, and we are proud that the indicators measured by QS also reflect that,” he explained.
This ranking uses different indicators to evaluate the universities, such as Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty to student Ratio, Staff with PhD, International Research Networks, Citations per Paper, Papers per Faculty and Web Impact.
Written by: UFRO Communications Office