Ecuador – Salesian Polytechnic University, the first Salesian institution to enter the "World University Rankings"

07 September 2021

(ANS - Quito) - The British periodical "Times Higher Education" (THE), specializes in news and insights relating to the world of universities and of higher education in general, famous for drawing up its own ranking of the best universities in the world every year, and this year it also includes the Salesian Polytechnic University of Ecuador in its "World University Rankings" (WUR) 2022. The prestigious ranking evaluates the global performance of universities, their contribution to the dissemination of knowledge, their social influence through research, links with society and their ability to respond to the needs of the university community.

Part of the Salesian Institutions of Higher Education (IUS), the Salesian Polytechnic University is the first Salesian university to be included in this international ranking. At the national level, the Salesian university is in the second place and shares this result with other universities in Ecuador, in the 1201+ position worldwide.

The academic community of the Salesian Polytechnic University actively participates in the country's development, helping to build possible answers to increasingly complex problems.

THE'S evaluation is based on five pillars, which include within them a series of indicators that represent key areas of excellence in the higher education sector. They are:

-                 International perspective: international staff, links with society, students and research collaborations.

-                 Teaching: the learning environment at a national and international level.

-                 Research: impact volume, revenue and reputation.

-                 Citations: the influence of research.

-                 Links with businesses: knowledge transfer.

The Salesian Polytechnic University promotes institutional participation in various projects, national and international rankings, in order to improve the internationalization of universities, and in fact, the pillar of the International Perspective was the one in which it reached the best position, in 654th place worldwide. It is worth mentioning that this year, 1,662 universities from around the world entered the ranking, and 6 universities at the national level.


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