Only two Brazilian universities are featured in South American universities Global reputation ranking Produced by the British publication Times Higher Education (THE) and released today, Wednesday (27).
A University of Sao Paulo (USP) Brazilian tops the list with 81 to 90 places, along with other foreign universities.
Campinas University (Unicom) ranks between 151 and 175.
Both have improved their performance compared to the same rankings described in 2020: USP raised ten levels this year and Unicom, five.
Unlike the traditional Times Higher Education Rankings, international universities are ranked based on their learning environment, the amount of research and quotes they receive, and the technology transfer in the university environment, with the reputation ranking released Wednesday taking into account only the opinion of academics. They believe they are the best universities in the world in terms of teaching and research.
According to THE, 10,900 “experienced and published” academics in 29 countries were interviewed.
“It simply came to our notice then Very subjective ranking: Valuable academics are invited to cite universities that are considered to be doing a good job in conferences, research productions and in the media, “says Phil Baty, THE’s representative for BBC News Brazil.
Baty points out that while Brazilian universities have improved from 2020 to 2021, they are not on an upward curve. “The reputation ranking is in its 11th edition, for example, the USP has already reached levels between 61 and 70,” he says.
The top five universities are in the US and UK: Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Oxford University, Stanford and Cambridge University, respectively.
“Reputation for universities is a powerful currency, playing a key role in building prestige and attracting student talent, academic excellence, new partnerships and inward investments,” Baty added.
Overall, the United States stands alone with 57 of the 202 universities listed in the Reputation Rankings, followed by the United Kingdom (25) and China (17).
The improvement in the reputation of Chinese universities has caught the attention of the audience: for the first time, the Chinese higher education institution Xinhua University was in the top 10 in the rankings.
“The best example of China’s Mainland ranking success shows that its universities continue to grow in international reputation for their research and teaching,” says a THE report.
According to Phil Baty, this development could “change the balance of power in international higher education in the coming years, and make China’s mainland more attractive to academics and students”, with implications for talent retention and investment distribution. International research.
Germany (14), Japan (11), the Netherlands (9), Australia, Canada and France (with 6 universities each) are the other countries with a significant number of universities.
With the exception of Brazilian USB and Unicom, between 176 and 200 levels, Mexico’s National Autonomous University is the only Latin American to appear in the rankings.
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