As Latin America’s largest economy, Brazil still dominates the list of the best universities in the region, according to British magazine Times Higher Education. The latest THE ranking, which is based on 13 performance indicators, has six Brazilian institutions among the top 10 (including the two best ones), and 43 among the best 101 Latin American universities.
The region’s two best universities are the University of Campinas (Unicamp) and the University of São Paulo (USP). In common, these institutions have partnerships with the private sector to produce knowledge and patents. Marcelo Knobel, Unicamp’s rector, credits the success to a high share of postgraduate students and a recent focus on innovation.