Recognition & Awards

National Recognition

UFABC reached the highest mark (5) in all editions of the General Course Index of the Brazilian Ministry of Education and Culture
In the last edition, the maximum grade was obtained by only 13 out of more than 2000 institutions of higher education evaluated.


Folha de são paulo – a nationally influential newspaper – classified UFABC as the best Brazilian university in the area of “internationalization” for three consecutive years

International Recognition

In the areas of Life Sciences, Chemistry, Environment and Physics, UFABC is recognized as:

  • 3 best Federal University
  • 6 best University of Brazil



At only nine years of age, UFABC was recognized as the 18th Best University of Latin America by the Timer Higher Education Rankings



UFABC is among the top 3.7% of universities in the world


Among the more than 3,000 international universities, UFABC is the best Brazilian university in the criteria:

  • High-quality publications
  • Overall excellence
  • Internationalization
  • Normalized impact factor (unique above the global average)

Among the 60 Brazilian universities that most published scientific articles between 2003 and 2012, UFABC is:

  • 1 in international collaborations;
  • 2 in number of publications among the 10% most cited in each area; and
  • 4 in average number of citations per work