Newsroom, O Estado de S Paulo – Estado Content
The University of So Paulo (USP) had 11 courses selected out of the 50 best in the world according to the new QS World University Rankings by Subject, one of the main assessments of higher education in the world. The survey analyzed more than 1,500 institutions from 88 countries. In all, 44 regions of the University of So Paulo were classified into the 51 regions analyzed by the rankings released this week.
In specific areas, USP entered the Top 50 in Dentistry (15th place); Mineral and Mining Engineering (31st); Petroleum Engineering (32nd); Geography (38th); Modern Languages (41st); Veterinary Science (41st); Anthropology (42nd); Architecture (44th); Agriculture and Forestry (48th); Sports Science (49th), being the only Brazilian to feature on the list; and Sociology (49th).
Among the other 25 specific regions, USPs were ranked 51st and 100th; in five regions, in the top 150; and, in three regions, in the top 200. “This year’s edition of the QS World University Rankings by Discipline provides some positive news for Brazil’s higher education sector: its flagship university, USP, continues to claim its position as a research powerhouse on the continent,” Ben Soter, Vice President QS Senior President K.
Criteria considered by QS for classification of courses include academic reputation and among employers, number of citations in scientific articles, international collaboration networks, among others. The QS rankings are led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), followed by Oxford (UK) at second place, Stanford (US) and Cambridge (UK) at third and Harvard (USA) at fifth.
USP was ranked 121 in the general list of universities. Placement is same as last year and best among Brazilians. Four other public institutions in the top 500 of the list include: the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), ranked 219; Federal of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in 369; Federal of So Paulo (UNIFESP), in 434; and Universidad Estadual Paulista (UNESP), in 492nd.
The news is from the newspaper. State of Sao Paulo.