According to the prestigious study carried out by the British consultancy Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), the UBA recovered ground worldwide and installed “Arts and Humanities” and “Social Sciences and Management” among the 50 best general themes.
Among the specific areas that rose in position are: modern languages (of arts and humanities) reaching 21st position, petroleum engineering (belonging to technology and engineering) rising to 29th and, within social sciences and management, Anthropology appears. (position 27), Law (at 33rd) and Sociology at 41st.
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In addition, Medicine managed to reach position 141 and education achieved different positions between 101 and 150°. In this way, the Buenos Aires’ University recovered the prestige above the rest of the Argentine universities.
The report highlighted the excellent performance in almost all the learning areas, the teacher training processes and the incorporation of new technologies in the teaching-learning process of the house of higher studies. In addition, he underlined the strong internationalization policy that translates into reaching the highest global evaluation standards.
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For the rector of the University, Ricardo Gelpithis recognition “is an impulse to continue working in the same direction and to continue positioning ourselves as a benchmark in the field of science and education, both regionally and globally.”
While Emiliano Jacobite, Vice Chancellor of the UBA, stated that this international positioning reaffirms the university’s commitment to the entire Argentine society. And he added: “It also accounts for the prestige of our public university and the service it provides, reaffirming the values of teaching, research and extension.”
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Although the humanities and social sciences careers were the ones that caused the greatest promotion in the university, it should be noted that the faculty of Philosophy and Letters contributed the top performance placing the letters race in the 21st position of the QS report.
As careers have different names depending on the country, this ranking focuses on the areas of study and knowledge on four parameters: academic reputation, employer reputation, number of citations in scientific papers and, finally, the productivity and impact of research. , based on the papers most cited by other scientists.
The main houses of high studies in the world are awaiting the results of these rankings because they are gaining more and more political and media influence.
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