Three Latin American Universities Rank Among Top 100 in QS World University Rankings 2024

Three Latin American universities, including the University of São Paulo, have secured top 100 spots in the QS World University Rankings 2024, showcasing the region's academic excellence despite budget challenges.

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Three Latin American Universities Rank Among Top 100 in QS World University Rankings 2024

Three Latin American Universities Rank Among Top 100 in QS World University Rankings 2024

The QS World University Rankings 2024 have revealed that three Latin American universities have secured positions among the top 100 globally. The University of São Paulo (Brazil) has been ranked 85th, the National Autonomous University of Mexico has claimed the 93rd spot, and the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) has been placed 95th. These universities have achieved this noteworthy accomplishment despite facing budget concerns in the region.

The University of São Paulo, the largest and most prestigious university in Brazil with over 65,700 students, has shown significant improvement in its global ranking. It has climbed from the 121st place in 2022 to the 85th position this year, showcasing its strong academic performance and global recognition.

The National Autonomous University of Mexico, being the largest university in Latin America and the world with nearly 160,000 students, including over 4,200 international students, has also made its mark in the rankings. It has been consistently improving its position in recent years.

The University of Buenos Aires, despite falling from the 67th to the 95th place in a year, remains one of the best universities in Latin America. It boasts an impressive track record, having produced five Nobel Prize winners. However, the university is currently grappling with a delicate budgetary situation due to the Argentine government's decision to extend the same budget from 2023 to 2024, despite the country's high inflation rate of 276% year-on-year.

Why this matters: The inclusion of three Latin American universities in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings 2024 highlights the region's potential for academic excellence and global competitiveness. It also underscores the need for continued investment and support to maintain and enhance the quality of higher education in Latin America, especially in the face of economic challenges.

The QS World University Rankings 2024 have acknowledged the academic prowess and global standing of these three Latin American universities. As stated by QS, "The rankings highlight the strong academic performance and global recognition of these leading Latin American institutions." The achievement of securing positions among the top 100 universities worldwide is a testament to the dedication and resilience of these institutions, even in the face of budgetary constraints.

Key Takeaways

  • 3 Latin American universities ranked in top 100 globally: USP, UNAM, UBA.
  • USP climbed from 121st to 85th place, showcasing strong academic performance.
  • UNAM is the largest university in Latin America and the world.
  • UBA, despite falling to 95th, remains one of the best in Latin America.
  • Highlights the potential for academic excellence in Latin America despite economic challenges.