In the fifth Times Higher Education Latin America University Rankings, the Tec was once again recognized as the top university in Mexico.
166 universities from 13 Latin American countries were evaluated in this year’s ranking, including 22 from Mexico.
“Congratulations to our faculty, students, Tec graduates, and collaborators who have contributed to positioning Tecnológico de Monterrey among the top universities in the world,” said David Garza, rector and executive president of the university.
“We reaffirm our commitment to providing the best education for our students,” he added.
The Tec’s rise was based on achieving better results in several areas, including Teaching and Citations.
Juan Pablo Murra, rector of undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the Tec, said he was pleased to see that the Times Higher Education rankings recognized the progress and effort of the university’s faculty and researchers.
“Without a doubt, their effort and dedication has made a difference to our university and deserves to be recognized. We continue working together to contribute to and promote the creation and transfer of knowledge within our community,” he said.
THE LATIN AMERICAN TOP 5
THE Latin America University Rankings list the best overall universities in the region, placing the following in the top 5:
- Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Chile)
- University of São Paulo (Brazil)
- State University of Campiñas (Brazil)
- Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)
- Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)
- Federal University of São Paulo, UNIFESP (Brazil)
THE MEXICAN TOP 10
The Mexican universities that top the ranking were named as:
- Tec de Monterrey, #4
- UNAM, #17
- UAM, #21
- National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), #58
- Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, #67
- Autonomous University of Puebla, #77
- University of Guadalajara, #90
- Autonomous University of Yucatán, #94
- Autonomous University of Querétaro, #100
- Autonomous University of Chiapas, #101-125
THE EVALUATION CRITERIA
The performance indicators are grouped into 5 areas, which are evaluated in the following way:
- 36% Teaching (learning environment);
- 34% Research (amount, funding, and reputation);
- 20% Citations (influence of academic research);
- 7.5% International Outlook (teachers, students, and researchers); and
- 2.5% Industry Income (technology transfer).
The positions obtained by Tec de Monterrey in each area were:
- In the Teaching category, the Tec came 16th, climbing one place compared to the previous year.
- In the Research category, 7th.
- In the Citations category, 24th, moving up 9 places from the previous year.
- In terms of Industry Income, 4th.
- In International Outlook, 6th.
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THIRD PLACE IN LATIN AMERICA IN THE QS RANKING
The university was placed in that group last year and, in the most recent ranking, was ranked #3 in Latin America.
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