University of Buenos Aires named best university in Latin America

For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) has been ranked first among Latin American universities.

A new edition of the annual university rankings, the sixteenth of the QS World University Rankings 2020, has positioned the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) in the 74th place, which has consolidated its place among the best universities in the world, within the Top100 global.

The ranking, elaborated by an international higher education consulting firm, QS Quacquarelli Symonds, analyses the best 1,000 universities in the world. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been ranked in the first place, for the eighth year in a row, breaking the record. The University of Buenos Aires is the best positioned Latin American university, out of 88 Latin American universities that appear in the Top 1,000 of the ranking, and it is the only Latin American university to have entered the Top 100.

13 Argentinian universities have been ranked in the Top 1,000 (4 of them have also climbed up the ranking): the University of Buenos Aires [UBA] (74), the Catholic Argentine University [UCA] (344), the University of Palermo (383), the Austral University (400), the University of Belgrano (438), the National University of La Plata, the Technological Institute of Buenos Aires [ITBA], St Andrew’s University [Universidad de San Andrés], Torcuato Di Tella University, the National University of Córdoba, the National University of Mar del Plata, the National University of Rosario and the National Technological University [UTN].

With 4 universities within the Top 400, Argentina is the best positioned Latin American country.

“Argentine universities stand out from other academic institutions in the region because of the importance ascribed to student-faculty ratio. Out of the ten Latin American universities that got the highest scores in this category, five were Argentinian. Their commitment to ensure that students have access to a more personalized instruction from their professors has placed Argentine universities among the most competent in the region,” said Ben Sowter, Research Director at QS.