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Thanks to the constant efforts, UFRO climbed up in the Times Higher Education Latin America University Rankings 2023, with results of excellence in the areas teaching, citations and industry income.

Once again, the quality of Universidad de La Frontera (UFRO) was internationally recognized in the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Latin America University Rankings 2023, where UFRO managed to climb up compared to last year, to 59th place overall in Latin America.

At the national level, UFRO is in twelfth place overall and in fourth place among the Chilean state universities.

The Ranking, which is considered one of the most prestigious rankings in the world, assessed 197 institutions across 15 countries for its current report, including for the first time universities from Bolivia and Paraguay.

The THE Latin America University Rankings uses the same 13 performance indicators as the THE World University Rankings, adjusting the weightings to reflect the characteristics of Latin American universities and evaluate them independently. The indicators are grouped into the areas teaching, research, citations, international outlook, and industry income, where UFRO presented results of excellence in teaching, citations and industry income.

Dr. Renato Hunter Alarcón, the Vice-rector for Academic Affairs, was very satisfied with the results of UFRO in the Rankings, which reflect the efforts of the whole university community to maintain indicators of excellence and quality.

“The result of this new report allows us to move forward towards the consolidation of UFRO as one of the leading universities in Chile. We are already ranked as the best university in the La Araucanía region and among the best 60 universities in Latin America, so these evaluations from external agents allow us to look at the future more calmly, but also challenge us to maintain and improve our institutional indicators, in order to be the best public and state university in the south of Chile,” he concluded.



Written and translated by: UFRO Communications Office