The Times Higher Education Latin America University Rankings lists the best universities in the Latin America and Caribbean region.
It is based on the same 13 rigorous performance indicators as the THE World University Rankings, but the weightings are different to reflect the characteristics of Latin America’s universities. We judge universities across all of their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
The 2019 table has been expanded to include 150 universities spanning 12 countries, up from 129 institutions across 10 nations last year.
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile has become the first Chilean university to top the table. Brazil’s University of São Paulo remains in second place. While last year’s frontrunner, University of Campinas, drops to third.
Elsewhere in the top five, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro climbs three places to fourth, while Mexico’s Monterrey Institute of Technology remains in fifth.
Brazil is still the most-represented nation in the table, claiming more than a third of all places and six of the top 10 spots. It has 52 ranked universities, up from 43 last year. Chile remains the second most-represented country with 30 representatives, up from 26.
Elsewhere, Argentina has a new number one institution – Austral University in 27th place – while Cuba and Puerto Rico feature for the first time.
Mexico is the only country with fewer representatives than last year, with 21 universities ranked, down from 22.