Tec de Monterrey among the top 5 universities in Latin America

Tec de Monterrey

Times Higher Education announced its 2018 Latin American University rankings. Tec de Monterrey stands out as the best university in Mexico and ranks fifth in Latin America.

According to Latin America University Rankings 2018 published by Times Higher Education, Tec de Monterrey is the best university in Mexico and ranks fifth in Latin America.

Once again, Tec de Monterrey moves up in the rankings and climbs to fifth place after occupying the sixth position in 2017. It arises as the best Mexican university, followed by UNAM in thirteenth place.

Brazil stands out in the region placing six universities in the top ten spots. The State University of Campinas ranks first for the second year in a row, whose growth is attributed to its high percentage of postgraduate students, the impulse of academic research and its recent focus on innovation and entrepreneurship through the development of its science and technology park.

Top 10 universities in Latin America

  1. State University of Campinas - Brazil
  2. University of São Paulo - Brazil
  3. Pontifical Catholic University of Chile - Chile
  4. Federal University of São Paulo - Brazil
  5. Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education - Mexico
  6. University of Chile - Chile
  7. Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
  8. University of the Andes - Colombia
  9. Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brazil
  10. Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - Brazil


This classification comprises thirteen performance indicators, and although the citations and academic research generated are of great importance in the evaluation, this year they have less impact on the final weighting.

If you want to review the full ranking, you can visit the Times Higher Education website here.