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Brazil has 21 universities that are considered among the best in the world; Check the list
A total of 21 Brazilian universities appear in the Shanghai ranking published this Monday, which lists the 1,000 best universities in the world. Topping the list is the University of São Paulo, considered the best in Latin America. UFRJ, UFMG and Unicamp also appear in the ranking.
A total of 2,500 universities were evaluated in this year’s edition of the ranking. From 100th place, when Brazilian institutions appear, the ranking no longer defines a specific position for universities and only shows the block in which they fit.
The USP, for example, is among the 101st and 150th best universities. Then come Unicamp, UFMG, UFRJ, UFRGS, Unesp, UFPR, UFSCar, Unifesp, Federal University of Viçosa, UFSC, UFF, UNB, UFC, UFPE, UFSM, UFPel, UFBA, UFG, UFRN and UFMS.
The ranking has been carried out by an independent institution, the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, since 2013. The evaluation is based on six criteria, including the number of Nobel and Fields prizes received by the institutions’ alumni and professors. Another criterion is the number of articles published in leading journals such as Science and Nature.
For the twentieth time in a row, the American University of Harvard took first place in the ranking. Stanford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) follow in second and third place. In the top 10, only two institutions are nonAmerican: Cambridge and Oxford, both centuriesold British universities.
The dominance of American universities rises to 16th when France’s ParisSaclay University appears. Overall, 39 of the top 100 universities are American. Of these, 14 are from Asia and another 32 from Europe.
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