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Universities of Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Colombia command the prestigious Top 10 of the QS Latin America University Rankings 2019
One of the biggest doubts when wanting to study a professional career is focused on which university to enter. Millions of people want to choose the best and most appropriate educational institution to be their alma mater, but many do not have a notion of what are the best options. For this reason, the British company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) takes the annual task of evaluating the 391 best universities in Latin America to determine which are the most outstanding. What is the Top 10 of the list developed by QS for 2019?
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Top 10: Brazil dominates, but Chile has the first place
Quacquarelli Symonds launched its QS Latin America University Rankings 2019 at the end of October, placing the best universities as follows:
- Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile)
- University of São Paulo (Brazil)
- State University of Campinas (Brazil)
- National Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico)
- University of the Andes (Colombia)
- Technological Institute and of Superior Studies of Monterrey (Mexico)
- University of Chile (Chile)
- University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
- Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
- National University of Colombia (Colombia)
The Pontifical Catholic University of Chile occupies, for the second year in a row, the first place in this classification, which "provides an independent look at the development of the continent's higher education system". The Universidade de São Paulo rose one position compared to the ranking of 2018, exchanging positions with the State University of Campinas. Also, it is highlighted that the National University of Colombia entered the Top 10 ranking for the first time.
According to the official statement of Quacquarelli Symonds, picked up by PR Newswire, Chile's higher education system is seeing positive results thanks to strong international research networks and an improved reputation with employers, while Brazil struggles to obtain the same result in this last item. On the other hand, according to the statement, Argentina's higher education system is in decline.
And the countries that do not have institutions in the top 10?
According to the BBC, only five countries have universities within the Top 10 of the QS Latin America University Rankings 2019, hosting even the best 18 positions in the list. For this reason, it is necessary not to exclude and mention the respective position in the ranking of the best universities in other Latin American countries:
= 19 University of Havana (Cuba)
= 19 University of Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
21. Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (Peru)
= 37 Central University of Venezuela (Venezuela)
45. University of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)
48. University of the Republic (Uruguay)
51. San Francisco University of Quito (Ecuador)
= 106 National University of the Asunción (Paraguay)
= 116 Greater University of San Andres (Bolivia)
119. Technological University of Panama (Panama)
= 122 Universidad Iberoamericana - UNIBE (Dominican Republic)
139. University of the Valley of Guatemala (Guatemala)
201-250. University of El Salvador and the Technological University of El Salvador (El Salvador)
251-300. National Autonomous University of Honduras and Central American Technological University. (Honduras)
251-300. National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (Nicaragua)
How was this prestigious ranking organized?
According to the official statement reproduced by PR Newswire, the system used by QS to calculate the score of each university is based on 8 indicators, each with a certain percentage to calculate the final score. These indicators are:
- Academic reputation (30%)
- Reputation between employers (20%)
- The ratio of teachers/students (10%)
- Appointments per publication (10%)
- Staff with a doctorate (10%)
- International research network (10%)
- Publications per academic (5%)
- Online impact (5%)
According to the official statement of Quacquarelli Symonds, the company began its work of compiling rankings since 2004, and thanks to its rigorous and precise work, it has become the most popular company in the world in charge of providing comparative data of universities. , achieving more than 54 million visits to its general rankings.
Several countries must work hard and constantly in their higher education to position their institutions at the top of the QS Latin America University Rankings. For now, millions of students will search in 2019 to these universities highlighted by QS to start building a career full of knowledge and a completely positive professional future.
LatinAmerican Post | Javier Aldana
Translated from "¿Aún no sabes dónde estudiar? Estas son las mejores universidades de América Latina para el 2019"