Press room, O Estado de S Paulo – Estado Content
The University of So Paulo (USP) had 11 courses selected among the top 50 in the world according to the new QS World University Rankings by Subject, one of the leading assessments of higher education in the world. The survey analyzed more than 1,500 institutions from 88 countries. A total of 44 regions of the University of So Paulo were ranked in the 51 regions analyzed by the ranking released this week.
In specific areas, USP entered the Top 50 in Dentistry (15th place); Mining 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 make the list; and sociology (49th).
Of 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 brings positive news to the Brazilian higher education sector: its flagship university, USP, continues to claim its mainland search engine position,” Ben Soter, QS Vice President Senior President K.
The criteria considered by QS for course classification include academic and employer reputation, number of citations in scientific papers, international collaborative networks, among others. The QS ranking is led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), followed by Oxford (UK) in second place, Stanford (USA) and Cambridge (UK) in third and Harvard (USA ) in fifth place.
USP was ranked 121 in the overall list of universities. The placement is the same as last year and the best among the Brazilians. Four other public institutions in the top 500 of the list include: Campinas State University (Unicamp), ranked 219; Federal of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in 369; Federal of São Paulo (UNIFESP), in 434; and Universidad Estadual Paulista (UNESP), in 492nd.
The news comes from the newspaper. State of Sao Paulo.