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What are 3 universities in Latin America among the top 100 universities in the world? education

Praça do Relógio at the University of the South Pacific – Photo: Cecilia Bastos/Usp Imagens

In a list Top 100 universities in the worldOne of them is Brazilian and only two others are from Latin America.

The 2024 list compiled by analysis firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) tops worldwide Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), followed by Cambridge University And for Oxford universityboth in the United Kingdom.

🎓QS classification is one of the most prestigious classifications in the world. Hey The main element What he takes into consideration is Academic reputationbut it also includes other metrics such as the number of teachers per student.

👩🏽‍🏫 Reviewers analyzed more than 17 million academic articles And more opinions 240 thousand teachers and specialists To prepare the list that was published two decades ago.

👋🏼This year, they have integrated into their metrics Employment opportunities Provided by academic institutions and their international research networks.

Top 10 universities in the world

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Harvard University, USA
  • Stanford University, USA
  • Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), Switzerland
  • National University of Singapore (NUS) in Singapore
  • University College London (UCL), in the United Kingdom
  • University of California, Berkeley, USA

The three Latin American universities are among the top 100 universities in the world

1. University of Sao Paulo (USP)

The University of the South Pacific, ranked 85th in the world rankings, is a free public university, funded mainly by the state of São Paulo, as well as a group of companies and part of the national budget.

The university has climbed its positions on the list in recent years, moving from 121st place in 2022 to 85th place this year.

Its academic reputation is one of the highest, as is its international research network and results in terms of professional employment.

In 2023, the University of the South Pacific launched 50 postdoctoral scholarships exclusively for black researchers, in a country where 56% of the population identifies this way, according to data from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

Moreover, here in Brazil, there has been a quota system for more than a decade that reserves half of the places for public school students, which is considered a milestone in the changes in the Brazilian educational system.

2. National Autonomous University of Mexico

A few places below, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) is in 93rd place, having also improved its standing in recent years.

Founded in 1910 as a national university, it has around 160,000 students – more than 4.2 thousand of them foreigners – according to QS World University Rankings data, making it the largest in Latin America and the world.

UNAM has three Nobel Prize winners among its alumni.

3. University of Buenos Aires

Founded in 1821 in Argentina, it is a free public university, from which five Nobel Prize winners have graduated.

Of the more than 117,000 students, 29,500 are foreigners, according to the QS World University Rankings – the highest proportion of foreign students among educational institutions in the region.

The University of Buenos Aires is facing a delicate situation due to the Argentine government's decision to extend the same budget from 2023 to 2024 in a country with an annual inflation rate of 276%.

Last week, the university's Supreme Council declared a budget emergency and called for a demonstration in defense of the academic institution on April 23.

The ranking places USP among the top 100 universities in the world