21 July 2018āā
Times Higher Education (THE) have just published the latest edition of their Latin American University Rankings.
The methodology is based on the indicators used in THE’s world rankings with adjustments to the weightings to reflect regional priorities. The weighting for citations has been reduced from 30% to 20%, and that for doctorates per academic staff from 6% to 5%. The weightings for staff to student ratio, doctorate to bachelor’s ratio, institutional income, and research productivity have been increased.
The rankings are still dominated by Brazil which is represented by 43 universities and holds 11 out of the top 20 and six out of the top ten places. There are 26 Chilean and 22 Mexican universities. The presence of the University of the West Indies in 37th place marks the first appearance of a Caribbean university.
The top five universities overall are:
- State University of Campinas, Brazil
- University of Sāo Paulo, Brazil
- Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
- Federal University of Sāo Paulo, Brazil
- Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Mexico.
The top universities for the indicators are:
Research; University of Sāo Paulo
Teaching; Federal University of Sāo Paulo
Citations; Cayetano Heredia University, Peru
International Orientation; University of San Francisco, Quito, Ecuador.
Industry Income; Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education.
imes Higher Education