MercoPress, en Español

Montevideo, February 6th 2023 - 18:21 UTC



Brazil with the best universities in Latam; Sao Paulo top of the list

Wednesday, October 5th 2011 - 08:18 UTC
Full article 7 comments

Brazil’s Sao Paulo University, USP, ranks as the top higher education institution in Latin America according to a list published by QS, and which includes universities from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Argentina. Read full article


Disclaimer & comment rules
  • Brasileiro

    Brasil is powerful in all. Brasil want...Brasil can....Brasil have!
    This country change South America to better, and in soon all South America will be a only country.
    Long live to UNASUL!!!

    Oct 05th, 2011 - 03:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Steady on, old lad!
    On the world scale, there is still a long way to go.
    On the research front, massive collaboration with the best world-universities is the REAL way to go.

    Brasil also needs a MUCH bigger programme of funding the best in Brasil to spend research-time, Masters and PhDs in the world's best,
    and a parallel programme of academic exchange for tutors and researchers.
    Diversion of (oil) monies into these programmes is just as important as the much-needed massive upgrade of primary and *secondary* education.

    Even so, big congrats. to USP, Campinas (Unicamp), and MGFU in particular.

    Oct 05th, 2011 - 09:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Since 2003 Brazil have changed. The people today have access to university. I dont believe in numbers made in north europe, inclusive this. I speak because i see everyday the changed in Brazil. The money spending in education is high. The way, we are choice, and nobody have nothing with this.
    Thanks soldier!

    Oct 05th, 2011 - 11:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    DO believe the North European, US and OECD stats. I know them to be a fair reflection of success in higher education, and a very sound way of comparing education success of schools, universities and nations across the world.

    I see change in Brasil also, but I see the deceleration of the Bolsa-Education linked programme with low commitment to ensuring that the Education side of the bargain is fulfilled in order to be given the money.

    I see advance made by individuals coming, especially, through the Private rather than the Public education system. And I see woeful levels of commitment, completion and success-rates in primary and *secondary* schooling.

    BR, please try a bit of serious research into the comparative commitment, completion and success-rates of Brasil and South Korea. This one comparison is the reason why I worry that Brasil will miss the window of opportunity that the world has provided us with.

    Some great young researchers are coming out of the best of the Brasilian universities, and they are going on to great jobs, but globalisation is a game of both quality AND quantity. Compare the absolute numbers of TOP graduates coming out of Brasil with those coming out of India and China.

    As Tony Blair proposed for the UK - but spectacularly failed to deliver - the ONLY game in town is “Education, Education, Education.”

    Oct 06th, 2011 - 11:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    I didn't read your rant, Geoff, only this part: “Compare the absolute numbers of TOP graduates coming out of Brasil with those coming out of India and China.”

    India and China have 5 times more people than Brazil. And btw, India's educational system, even if compared to Brazil's, is insufferable. (I don't know whether that word exists, but you know what I mean.)


    Menos ufanismo, por favor!

    Oct 06th, 2011 - 09:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Sorry, Forgetit, I didn't read your comment.
    I imagine you found something vaguely interesting to say.

    Oct 07th, 2011 - 12:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    Yes, I was a bit stressed out, so I said some shit about yo m.... Oh, nevermind, it's actually good that you haven't read that.

    Oct 07th, 2011 - 06:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0

Commenting for this story is now closed.
If you have a Facebook account, become a fan and comment on our Facebook Page!