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UFRGS is ranked the best university of Brazil for second consecutive year

UFRGS has reached the score of 4,28 in the General Index of Courses (IGC), which corresponds to the maximum grade 5 in the assessment carried out by the MEC. Five undergraduate courses have also obtained the best grades

UFRGS is the best university in Brazil in the Higher Education quality ranking, according the result released by the MEC on the sixth of December. The University has kept the previous assessment score – 4,28 – for the General Index of Courses, which corresponds to the maximum grade 5, as calculated by the National Institute of Educational Studies and Research Anísio Teixeira (Inep/MEC). The classification has involved 2.717 institutions of higher education among universities, colleges, and public and private institutes.

The calculation of the IGC includes the weighted average between scores attributed by the Course Preliminary Concepts (CPC) and those attributed by the Coordination for Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (Capes). CAPES is responsible for assessing the Graduate Programs of each institution.

The CPC, in its turn, assesses the performance of students in the National Exam of Students’ Performance – Enade (55% of the overall grade), the infrastructure (15%) and the faculty (30%).

UFRGS has also obtained high CPC scores – 4 and 5 – for its nine undergraduate courses assessed in 2012. Five courses of our University were given a grade 5: Administration, Design, Journalism, Advertising and International Relations. The assessments for Economic Sciences, Psychology, Law and Accounting were also very positive, with those undergraduate courses reaching a grade 4. The UFRGS’ President is glad to share the merit of seeing UFRGS ranked as the best University of Brazil with all the academic community.

“We are happy and proud to be, for the second consecutive year, the highest-scoring Brazilian university in the assessment carried out by the MEC. This result is reflected in all areas, and strongly confirms the validity of both the academic and the inclusive policies that have been implemented thus far. We congratulate the community of UFRGS once again.”

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