University of São Paulo: USP is among the 50 best universities in the world in 11 courses

USP is among the best universities in the world in 44 of the 51 specific areas evaluated in the 2022 edition of the QS World University Ranking by Subject, released today, April 6th.

Of this total, 11 specific areas were classified among the 50 best: Dentistry (11th position); Minerals and Mines 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 appear on this list; and Sociology (49th).

In 25 specific areas, USP ranked between 51st and 100th; in five areas, among the top 150; and, in three areas, among the top 200.

Specific areas are grouped into five major areas and USP is among the top 100 in the overall ranking of all five: Life Sciences and Medicine (61st), Arts and Humanities (68th), Social Sciences and Administration (74th), Science Natural (77th) and Engineering and Technology (96th).

For this year’s edition, the ranking evaluated 1,543 institutions from 88 countries. Published since 2011 by Quacquarelli Symonds, a British research organization specializing in higher education institutions, the ranking evaluated universities according to five indicators (academic reputation, reputation among employers, scientific citations, H-index and International Research Network ), adapted according to with each specific area.

“This year’s edition of the QS World University Rankings by Discipline provides some positive news for the Brazilian higher education sector: its flagship university, USP, continues to assert its status as a research powerhouse on the continent,” said the senior vice president. from QS, Ben Sowter.

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