Brazil Climbs to 7th Position in Number of Highly-Ranked International Universities

The University of São Paulo (USP) is the champion in Latin America, but the editor of the list points out that issues in funding education and "hostility" from Bolsonaro's government may have negative effects on higher education.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil overtook Italy and Spain and rose from 9th to 7th place among countries with the most institutions ranked among the best universities in the world by the British magazine Times Higher Education (THE), one of the most influential in the evaluation of higher education in the world.

The United States tops the country list with 172, while Brazil has 46 such institutions. The best-placed - also the leader in Latin America - is the University of São Paulo (USP). However, according to THE, educational funding issues and Jair Bolsonaro's "hostility" to higher education have . . .

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