The international consultancy Quacquarelly Symonds (QS) presented the new ranking of Latin American Universities in 2015. In this ranking the Universidad de Montevideo rose 40 positions and it is currently in position number 56, being the first in Uruguay.
In the ranking, the ten best universities sin Latin America are five in Brazil, two in Chile, two in Mexico, and one in Colombia. The international consultancy valued more than 400 Latin American institutions. For the annual review, QS took into consideration aspects such as the teaching capacity, the reputation of the centers at an academic level, and the contributions to scientific investigation.
Since 2009, QS World University Rankings measured the academic quality of all the universities in the world.
In 2011, it publishes the ranking for the first time to universities in Latin America, adapted from the QS World University Ranking to incorporate regional aspects. Since then, the UM occupies the first place within the private universities in Uruguay. According to the indicators of this ranking 2015 in Uruguay, the UM is in first position in the criteria of academic reputation, of employee reputation, and in proportion to the professors with a doctorate.
QS University Rankings Latin America evaluates academic reputation, the employability of the students, the student/teacher ratio, academics with a doctorate, the number of publications per academic, and cites from these investigations, as well as the impact of the institutional web.
“Results like these remind us of the need to appreciate the work that everyone does and, at the same time, they challenge us to follow this path towards academic excellence,” said Dr. Juan Manuel Gutierrez Carrau, rector of the Universidad de Montevideo, when he commented the good position in the QS ranking.
View the article in the Uruguayan newspaper El Pais
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