The Times Higher Education pilot Latin America University Rankings 2016 use the same 13 performance indicators as the THE World University Rankings, but have been recalibrated to reflect the qualities of Latin America’s institutions.
We only include universities that actively choose to participate and share data.
The universities are judged across all of their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook – to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available.
Brazil is the most-represented nation in the table, claiming 23 of the top 50 places, including half of the top 10. There is also good news for Chile and Mexico, which take 11 and eight positions respectively, while Colombia has four universities in the ranking.
Overall seven countries are represented in the 50-strong list, including Costa Rica, Peru and Venezuela, all of which do not feature in the flagship THE World University Rankings.