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Chilean Universities Receive Top Rankings in Iberoamérica Investigation

Chilean Universities Receive Top Rankings in Iberoamérica Investigation
April 25
10:40 2012

 According to the SCImago Ranking of worldwide universities and research institutions, considered one of the most reliable ratings organizations in this subject, Universidad de Chile, Universidad Católica, and Universidad de Concepción have all been listed in the top 100 among the rankings for “Iberoamérica” institutions. These refer to schools and universities throughout Latin America, Spain, and Portugal.

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SANTIAGO — At the national level, Universidad Casa de Bello continues to lead the list, ranked 21st in Iberoamérica and 10th in Latin America. It is followed by Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, which is 32nd in Iberoamérica and 14th in Latin America. In third place is Universidad de Concepción, currently 61st in Iberoamérica and 28th in Latin America.

The ranking considered 1,401 institutions in Latin America, Spain and Portugal. It is led by Universidad de Sao Paulo in Brazil. Second place is taken by Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and third by Universidade Estadual de Campinas, also in Brazil.

The first 20 places of the list are dominated by seven Brazilian institutions and eight spanish ones. There is also one Portuguese and one Argentinean: Universidad de Buenos Aires in 14th place.

The three best Chilean universities, compared to last year, are dropping slowly in the rankings. This year, 32 new institutions were included in the rankings.

Despite this variation, the three national universities registered an increase both in their scientific production and international cooperation.

Further behind in 112th place in the Iberoamérica investiagion is Universidad de Santiago;  Universidad Austral (114th);  Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (126th);  Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (139th);  Católica del Norte (152th); Universidad de la Frontera (157th); Universidad de Talca (159th); and  Universidad de Valparaíso (177).

The majority of Chilean universities are private and the education system is considered as one of the most expensive in the word.


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Maggy Meyer

Maggy Meyer is a translator from Germany. She has lived in Chile since August 2011 and came to Santiago during the student movement after classes at her university in Iquique never begun.
Besides doing translations she gives English classes and writes for ILC.


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