Brazil has 21 universities in the top 1000 ranking in the world, but none in the top 100

Brazil has 21 universities in the top 1000 ranking in the world, but none in the top 100

The consulting company Shanghai Ranking from China published the list of the 1,000 best universities in the world in 2022 on Monday (15th). The selection includes 21 Brazilian teaching and research institutions, but none of them are in the top 100.

According to the survey, the top Brazilian universities are all public.

It is worth noting that the work of the Shanghai Ranking defines the exact position of the top 100 universities that make up the list.

From there, institutions are grouped by tens or hundreds without specifying the order between them that’s why Brazilian institutions are ranked between 100150 or 701800, as you can see in the table below.

The Best Universities in Brazil


























institutionposition in the world rankings
USP101 to 150
Unicamp301 to 400
UFMG401 to 500
UFRJ401 to 500
UFRGS401 to 500
Unesp401 to 500
UFPR601 to 700
UFSCar601 to 700
university601 to 700
UFV601 to 700
UFSC701 to 800
UF701 to 800
UnB701 to 800
ufc801 to 900
UFPE801 to 900
UFSM801 to 900
UFPel801 to 900
UFBA901 to 1,000
UFG901 to 1,000
UFRN901 to 1,000
UFMS901 to 1,000

After the hundredth place, the ranking no longer specifies the exact position of the individual institutions. Therefore, they appear grouped in the tens or hundreds place.

The group of the top 15 universities in the world consists exclusively of teaching and research centers in the United States and the United Kingdom.

The best universities in the world




















institutioncountry
Harvard UniversityUnited States of America
University at StanfordUnited States of America
WITHUnited States of America
University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom
U.N. from California at BerkeleyUnited States of America
Princeton UniversityUnited States of America
University of OxfordUnited Kingdom
University of ColumbiaUnited States of America
CaltechUnited States of America
University of ChicagoUnited States of America
Yale UniversityUnited States of America
Cornell UniversityUnited States of America
U.N. From California to LAUnited States of America
Johns Hopkins UniversityUnited States of America
University of PennsylvaniaUnited States of America

The topranked centers in continental Europe are the University of ParisSaclay (16th) in France and ETH Zurich (20th) in Switzerland.

In Asia, the top institutions ranked are the University of Tokyo (24th) in Japan and Tsinghua University (26th) in China. In Oceania, the highlight goes to the University of Melbourne (32nd) in Australia.

In Africa, the University of Cape Town in South Africa appears between places 201 and 300.

Conducted annually by the Shanghai Ranking since 2003, the survey takes into account criteria such as the number of Nobel Prize and Field Medal winners from students and professors, researchers with uptodate reference works in their field, and research results published by representatives of the institutions in renowned journals such as Nature and Science became.

Reference in some disciplines and in the region

The recently published ranking also analyzes the performance of institutions in different areas of knowledge.

They are divided into five main categories: natural sciences (mathematics, physics, chemistry…), engineering sciences (mechanics, telecommunications, water resources…), life sciences (agriculture, veterinary medicine, biology…), medical sciences (medicine, public health, dentistry…) and social sciences (economy, law, administration…).

Of the 54 territories analyzed, Brazil has universities that rank among the top 50 in the world in six of them.

In what areas do Brazilian universities excel?
Of the 54 domains of knowledge assessed, Brazil is in the top 50 in the world in six of them:














themeinstitutionposition in the world rankings
food technologyUnicamp14
dentistryUSPfifteen
food technologyUSP16
agricultural sciencesUSP18
Naval or marine engineeringUFRJ28
vetUSP31
vetUnesp37
dentistryUnicamp42
mathematicsUSP45

In Latin America, Brazil is the country with the most teaching and research institutions in the ranking. Then come Chile (with 4 representatives), Mexico (4), Argentina (2) and Colombia (2). Other nations in the region had no representatives among the first thousand universities.

Among the members of the Brics, an economic bloc that brings together emerging economies, Brazil is well behind China, which ranks in the top thousand with 186 institutions, but India (14), Russia (10) and South Africa (9) do.

This text was originally published here.