The University of Buenos Aires has managed to rank in the top 5 general thematic areas evaluated by the prestigious annual QS Subject Ranking, securing placement in the top 50 globally in two areas. In all cases, it has moved up positions compared to previous years, clinching the top national spot, leading among Argentine universities.
The study assesses 5 general areas and 53 specific ones. Results from this significant study conducted by the British consulting firm Quacquarelli Symonds revealed that UBA ranks this year in the top 50 in two general themes (Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences & Management), and in 6 specific ones, while belonging to the Top 100 in 11 and Top 200 in 29 globally.
The 6 specific areas where it rose in position are Modern Languages (ranked 21st), Petroleum Engineering (29), Anthropology (27), Law (33), Medicine (141), and Education (101-150).
The QS Subject Ranking doesn’t refer to specific careers but rather to areas of study or knowledge. This is because careers have different names in different parts of the world. What the authors take into account for the ranking, they explain, is the reputation—both academic and among employers—gained from perception surveys, as well as the quantity of papers published and cited in peer-reviewed journals.
“This recognition is an impetus to continue working in the same direction and to keep positioning ourselves as references in the field of science and education, both regionally and globally,” said UBA’s Rector, Ricardo Gelpi.
The QS Subject Ranking evaluates the performance of 13,883 individual university programs, taken by students in 1,440 universities across 85 countries worldwide, and reports those that reach up to the 600th position in the disciplines.
The study reaffirms UBA’s place in the global elite of higher education institutions, recognizing its excellent performance in almost all areas of learning, teacher training processes, and the integration of new technologies in the teaching-learning process. All of this, complemented by a strong policy of internationalization that translates into achieving the highest standards of global assessment.