QS World University Rankings
UEL was considered as the best state university in Paraná and the 4th best state university in Brazil, according to the QS World University Rankings. The ranking is published by Quacquarelli Symonds, a British consulting office especialized in higher education. Together with nine other institutions, UEL is the 10th best ranked among Brazilian universities. Federal University of Paraná holds the same position, and only these two institutions from the state of Paraná were classified in this ranking.
World University Ranking of Times Higher Education
UEL ranks among the best universities in Brazil according to the World University Ranking 2019, published by the English magazine THE (Times Higher Education). Among the 36 Brazilian institutions in this ranking, UEL is the 5th best state university, excelling in research and teaching.
The University Impact Rankings
State University of Londrina (UEL) was classified in the group 201-300 amongst the best universities in the world, according to The University Impact Ranking in 2019. This ranking evaluated more than 450 institutions worldwide, and 15 of them were Brazilian.
The ranking recognizes institutions from all over the world according to their socio-economical impact, based on the Objectives of Sustainable Development proposed by the United Nations (ODS). The methodology is novel: the result is based on the performance of the university in factors such as well being, quality education and gender equality. In these two last factors, UEL figured in the group 101-200 in the world.
UEL is the highest ranked among the state universities from the South region of Brazil in the Índice Geral de Cursos (IGC) ranking, according to results published by the Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisas Educacionais Anísio Teixeira (Inep), from the Ministry of Education (MEC). In the national scenario, UEL holds the 23rd position among Brazilian universities and 21st among public universities, stablishing herself among the top 4 state universities in Brazil.
UEL was considered the 24th best university in Brazil, and the second best in Parana state (only behind the Federal University of Paraná), according to RUF (Ranking Universitário Folha), published by the journal Folha de São Paulo. UEL has improved one position, since it was in the 25h position in the previous ranking.