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
|institution||position in the world rankings|
|USP||101 to 150|
|Unicamp||301 to 400|
|UFMG||401 to 500|
|UFRJ||401 to 500|
|UFRGS||401 to 500|
|Unesp||401 to 500|
|UFPR||601 to 700|
|UFSCar||601 to 700|
|university||601 to 700|
|UFV||601 to 700|
|UFSC||701 to 800|
|UF||701 to 800|
|UnB||701 to 800|
|ufc||801 to 900|
|UFPE||801 to 900|
|UFSM||801 to 900|
|UFPel||801 to 900|
|UFBA||901 to 1,000|
|UFG||901 to 1,000|
|UFRN||901 to 1,000|
|UFMS||901 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
|Harvard University||United States of America|
|University at Stanford||United States of America|
|WITH||United States of America|
|University of Cambridge||United Kingdom|
|U.N. from California at Berkeley||United States of America|
|Princeton University||United States of America|
|University of Oxford||United Kingdom|
|University of Columbia||United States of America|
|Caltech||United States of America|
|University of Chicago||United States of America|
|Yale University||United States of America|
|Cornell University||United States of America|
|U.N. From California to LA||United States of America|
|Johns Hopkins University||United States of America|
|University of Pennsylvania||United 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:
|theme||institution||position in the world rankings|
|Naval or marine engineering||UFRJ||28|
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.