PUCRS among 1000 best universities in the world in QS World Ranking

Only private institution from the south of Brazil featured among 22 other Brazilian institutions

08/06/2018 - 09h37

QS Banner NotíciaThe most recent edition of QS World University Ranking features PUCRS among the best universities of Brazil and the only private institution from the south of Brazil. Brazil has 22 institutions in the list. The ranking was published on Wednesday, Jun 6, and includes 1000 universities from 85 countries.

The ranking, which is published every year, relies on five performance indicators: academic reputation (40% of final score), employer reputation (10% of final score), faculty/student ratio (20% of final score), citations per faculty (20% of final score) and internationalization (10% of final score). Check out the full list.

About QS

The initiative has been brought forth by QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a British company specialized in higher education. It has more than 250 employees in 5 continents. QS is best known for publishing QS World University Rankings, which is regarded as one of the most popular university rankings all over the globe.



1st – Massachusetts Institute of University (MIT)

2nd – Stanford University

3rd – Harvard University

Brazil – Private institutions

1st – PUC-SP

2nd – PUC-Rio

3rd – PUCRS

Brazil – Public institutions

1st – Universidade de São Paulo (USP)

2nd – Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp)

3rd – Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)

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