Three university centers appeared in the ranking of a very popular magazine, which highlights the best universities in this region.
A lot of controversies has been caused lately regarding primary and secondary education, mostly because of the implementation of an evaluation to determine which teachers deserved a raise. However, this is not the reality at universities in Peru. Recently, the prominent QS Latin America 2018 ranking was published, which compiles a list of the best 400 universities in the region. In that sense, we highlight the presence of three Peruvian university centers within the top 100 of the study.
The Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), the Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) and the National University of San Marcos (UNMSM) are the universities that rank among the 100 best universities in this list. The PUCP is in the 25th position of the list; the UPCH is 68th and, finally, the UNMSM is in the 82nd position.
It should be noted that the ranking is led by the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (UC), followed by the Brazilian State University of Campinas (Unicamp) and the University of São Paulo (USP).
The QS rankings combine two types of data: the “hard” ones linked to scientific research published by the study centers and the “soft” ones, which are originated, for example, from perception surveys.
An English consultant is in charge of its preparation and, unlike other indexes, the QS pays particular attention to the concept of “institutional reputation”.