USP is the best placed brazilian institution in THE Latin America University Ranking

Published: 07/13/2020

Last tuesday, July 7, it was released the THE Latin America University Ranking . Prepared by the British consulting firm Times Higher Education, the ranking evaluated 166 institutions from 13 countries in Latin America.



Universidade de São Paulo (USP) was the best placed brazilian institution in the ranking, repeating last year’s good placement. The first three positions were with the Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Chile, in first place; followed by USP and Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp).



Brazil has a total of seven intitutions ranked in the Top 10:  Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp), Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC Rio), Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) and Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (Unesp), besides USP and Unicamp.


13 performance indicators were considered, within five areas: education (learning environment); research (volume, income and reputation); quotes (research influence); international perspective (staff, students and research); and industry income (knowledge transfer). The criteria are the same as those applied in the THE global ranking, but with modifications to better reflect the characteristics of the region’s scools. In the world ranking, which most recent edition was released in September 2019, the best placed Brazilian institution is USP, which appears in the range 251-300 best universities in the world.



By Fernanda Gonçalves – Institutional Communication, with informations from Jornal da USP