Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul







PUCRS is among the ten best universities in the country

Figures have been published in THE BRICS & Emerging Economies ranking

05/12/2016 - 17h03

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PUCRS is among the ten best universities of Brazil according to The Times Higher Education (THE) BRICS & Emerging Economies. The list, which was published last Wednesday, November 30, in London, assessed 300 higher education institutions from the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and from 36 other emerging economies. The analysis took in consideration areas such as research, teaching, knowledge transfer and international activity. Out of 25 Brazilian universities mentioned, only three are not public and PUCRS is one of them.

In Rio Grande do Sul, PUCRS is the only private non-profit institution to be in the list. As for the Brazilian universities mentioned, PUCRS ranks 2nd in terms of research impact (which looks at the number of citations in academic papers produced at the university), 6th in terms of knowledge transfer between the academia and market and 7th in terms of internationalization.

Phil Baty, Editor, THE World University Rankings, said: “It is no easy task to appear in the 2017 BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings, which use the same 13 rigorous and demanding performance indicators as the overall World University Rankings. Institutions must demonstrate high standards of performance across teaching, research, international outlook and knowledge transfer and compete with other leading research universities across 50 emerging economy countries. We only rank the very best universities from this cohort so to make the top 300 list is a great achievement in itself and Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) should be heartily congratulated.”

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