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International ranking highlights UFRGS in four areas

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 presents the relation of the best universities in 46 thematic areas. UFRGS stands out in Sports Studies, Architecture, Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, Pharmacy and Pharmacology
International ranking highlights UFRGS in four areas

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UFRGS courses in Sports Studies, Architecture, Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, Pharmacy and Pharmacology areas are among the top 150 in the world in comparison to hundreds of universities in the ranking carried out by the British publication Quacquarelli Symonds – QS Ranking. QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 was released this Wednesday. The UFRGS Art and Design and Philosophy courses also stand out as amongst the best of the 200 highest-ranked institutions.

Amongst Brazilian universities, UFRGS achieved leading positions in the following areas: Psychology (2nd) and Theater Arts; Earth and Marine Sciences; Business and Management; Tourism and Leisure; Public Policy and Administration; and Sports Studies (3rd).

QS publishes the ranking per thematic area since 2011. In 2017, the ranking considered 26 different areas, adding Anatomy and Physiology; Hospitality and Leisure Management, Sports Studies, and Theology and Religious Studies. QS is a British company specialized in education which also annually publishes a ranking of the top universities in the world and gives a rating based on four criteria: academic reputation, graduate employability, citations in scientific articles  written by members of the universities and the impact of  their academic output. The methodology used is explained on the QS website.

Translated by Caroline Bartlett, Caroline Corrêa, Gabriela Pina, Gislaine Alves, and Isadora Maciel, under the supervision and revision of Professor Elizamari Becker.

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