UFRGS' programs in the fields of Performing Arts, Mineral and Mining Engineering, and Philosophy are among the top 100 ones in comparison to hundreds of other university programs ranked worldwide by the British publication Quacquarelli Symonds - QS Ranking. The Philosophy Program holds its former 2015 position and remains among the world's best of its kind, while the other two programs are being assessed for the first time.
In addition to the subject areas ranked between the 51/100 positions, the University has six other subject areas named among the world's top 200: Agriculture and Forestry (101-150), Pharmacy and Pharmacology (101-150), Linguistics (151-200), Civil and Structural Engineering (151-200), Computer Sciences (151-200) and Materials Sciences (151-200). The full ranking can be accessed at the QS World University Rankings by Subject website.
QS is a British company specialized in Education that annually publishes a ranking of the world's top universities according to the analysis of four criteria: academic reputation, employability of graduates, citation of the members of the institution in scientific papers and impact of their published academic production. For the academic reputation item, QS has received feedback from more than 76 thousand academics around the world.
Other nine well-ranked subject areas
UFRGS is also well ranked in the following areas: Modern Languages (201 -250), Electrical & Electronic Engineering (201-250), Mechanical , Aeronautical, and Manufacturing Engineering (201-250), Environmental Sciences (201-250), Chemistry (201-250), Education (201-250), Biological Sciences (251-300), Medicine (251-300), and Physics & Astronomy (301-400).
Translated by translation students enrolled in the course Versão do Inglês II, under the supervision of Professor Elizamari Becker.