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UC’s Civil and Structural Engineering ranked among the Top 50 in the World

The 2019 version of the QS Ranking, placed this Chilean discipline in 37th place internationally and first in Latin America.

Publish date: 24/05/2019

The consulting firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) placed Civil and Structural Engineering at the Catholic University (UC) among the 50 best in the world, having evaluated a total of 48 disciplines from over 1,200 Higher Education institutions.

According to the QS ranking, UC’s Civil and Structural Engineering was ranked 37th worldwide and first place in Latin America, surpassing its ranking among the top 51-100 recorded last year.

For the Dean of Engineering UC, Juan Carlos de la Llera, the results represent a great achievement for Chile,  building upon the recognition received from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which placed the university in fourth place in its world ranking of the best emerging engineering education institutions.

“This news fills us with encouragement that we can be among the best, but this also requires great effort and perseverance from everyone, especially by daring to do different things,” said the university authority.

Dean de la Llera also valued the contribution of the academic and student community, in creating greater curricular flexibility and the opportunities provided by Engineering, among other attributes.

In the “Engineering and Technology” category, the UC improved from position 187 in 2018 to position 132 worldwide, becoming number 1 in Chile and number 4 in Latin America in the current version of the ranking. In total, 13 Chilean universities managed to enter the ranking this year. At the top of the QS list was the UC, with 32 programs, followed by the Universidad de Chile, with 28, and the universities of Santiago and Concepción, with 12 respectively.

To see the full ranking, please click here


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