The ranking of the best universities in the world made by the company Quacquarelli Symonds already announced the list of institutions in the ranking for 2017-2018.
The list studies 800 universities based on 6 metrics: academic reputation, employee reputation, student / student rate, published articles by faculty, international faculty rate, and international student rate. Each of these factors has a percentage for the final score.
Top ten on the list are from US and UK universities, with the exception of number 10; A Swiss institution. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ranked first, followed by Standford, Harvard and the California Institute of Technology. In fifth place was the University of Cambridge and in the sixth place the University of Oxford.
The first Latin American in the list occupies the 75th position: the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), in Argentina. It is the third consecutive year that occupies this position.
The next in the list of the region is a Brazilian. More than 40 positions below the UBA is the University of Sao Paulo, and a position below the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Look here the list of the best Latin American universities:
1. University of Buenos Aires (UBA) (Position 75)
2. University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) (Item 121)
3. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile) (Number 137)
4. State University of Campinas (Brazil) (Position 182)
5. Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Mexico) (Item 199)
6. University of Chile (Chile) (Item 201)
7. National University of Colombia (Colombia) (Item 254)
8. Universidad de los Andes (Colombia) (Position 256)
9. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) (Position 311)
10. Universidad Austral (Argentina) (Position 331)