Top 50 universities in Latin America revealed

The best 50 universities in Latin America have been revealed in an inaugural ranking for the region
July 7 2016

A new Latin America ranking published today is dominated by Brazilian institutions, which take almost half the 50 spots.

Although the region’s universities struggle to compete globally in international league tables, the pilot Times Higher Education ranking highlights top universities in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Costa Rica and Mexico.

Universities in Venezuela, Costa Rica and Peru have never appeared in THE’s World University Rankings until now.


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The University of São Paulo leads Brazil’s impressive ranking performance, taking the top position overall. Four other Brazilian institutions make it into the top 10, alongside universities in Mexico, Chile and Colombia.

With a few adjustments to reflect the characteristics of Latin American universities, the Latin America ranking uses the same methodology as the THE World University Rankings, measuring excellence across teaching, research, research influence, industry income and international outlook.

The inaugural ranking follows a Latin America reputation ranking published in May 2016, which revealed the most prestigious universities in the region based on a survey of top scholars.


See all 50 universities in the Latin America Ranking 2016


Top 10 universities in Latin America

Click each institution to view its full rankings results

Ranking position

Institution

Country

1

University of São Paulo

Brazil

2

State University of Campinas

Brazil

3

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Chile

4

University of Chile

Chile

5

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

6

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)

Brazil

7

Federal University of Minas Gerais

Brazil

8

Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education

Mexico

9

National Autonomous University of Mexico

Mexico

10

University of the Andes, Colombia

Colombia

Reader's comments (1)

At wikipedia this university "Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México" on 2st place. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rankings_of_universities_in_Latin_America

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