The ranking assesses the best universities in Latin America. Forty Chilean universities were assessed, among which the Universidad de La Frontera achieved the 11th place.
This is an important step forward for the university Universidad de La Frontera (UFRO), which climbed from 62nd (in 2021) to 55th place in the QS Latin America University Rankings 2022, what brings it even closer to the top 50 in Latin America.
Regarding the Chilean universities, UFRO is ranked 11th overall, and is the fourth best state university in the country. This year’s ranking features 418 institutions, of which 40 are from Chile.
The 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.
With regard to the UFRO indicators that were evaluated, an improvement can be observed in papers by faculty, staff with PhD, and international research networks; while scientific production and citations are mainly marked by the fields of Life Sciences and Medicine.
According to Dr. Renato Hunter, the Vice-rector for Academic Affairs, this improved position in the overall Latin America Ranking is a significant step forward that maintains UFRO in a leading position in Latin American and in Chile.
“Rankings such as QS, which are highly recognized in the whole world, give us the opportunity to look at ourselves not only in the national context, but also beyond our borders. These rankings are always a good opportunity, especially for us as a public and state university”, Dr. Hunter explained.
Written by: UFRO Communications Office