Universidad de La Frontera is ranked in seven subjects of the prestigious international ranking and for the first time in the subject engineering.
Times Higher Education (THE) released the results of the Rankings by Subject 2024, where Universidad de La Frontera (UFRO) is ranked in 7 out of 11 subjects, one more than in the previous version, entering the ranking for the subject Engineering for the first time.
Clinical and health, life sciences, physical sciences, psychology, social sciences, education, and engineering are the subjects in which UFRO is ranked in this year’s version, which uses rigorous performance indicators that have been recalibrated to suit the individual fields.
The subject clinical & health ranks the best universities in the fields of medicine and dentistry, among others. This year, the ranking considered 1,059 universities in this subject, among which are five Chilean state universities, with Universidad de Chile and Universidad de La Frontera being the best two, in the 601-800 band.
The subject life sciences highlights the leading universities in the fields of agriculture and forestry, biological sciences, veterinary science, and sport science, with 1,059 universities ranked in this subject, among which are six Chilean state universities, with Universidad de La Frontera being the best, in the 601-800 band.
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
The rankings by subject use the same performance indicators as the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024, although the methodology has been recalibrated to suit the individual fields. The ranking for physical sciences highlights the fields of mathematics and statistics, physics and astronomy, chemistry, geology, environmental sciences, and earth and marine sciences. This year, this category considered 1,370 universities, with seven Chilean state universities, where UFRO remains in the 1001+ band.
The subject social sciences highlights the disciplines communication and media studies, politics and international studies, sociology and geography. This year, it includes 997 universities, with five Chilean state universities, among which UFRO is ranked in the 801+ band.
PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION
The subject psychology ranks the leading universities in educational, sport, business, animal and clinical psychology, with UFRO in the 601+ band among 621 universities, including three Chilean state universities.
The subject education considered 703 universities, of which six are Chilean state universities, with UFRO as the second best in the 601+ band. This subject ranking assesses the leading universities in the disciplines of education, teacher training, and academic studies in education.
This is the first year that UFRO is ranked in this subject, which highlights the best universities in the disciplines of general engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering, civil engineering, and chemical engineering. Out of 1,374 universities, UFRO is ranked in the 1001+ band, among other Chilean state universities.
Written and translated by: UFRO Communications Office