The National Autonomous University, or UNAM, has been ranked as Mexico’s best on an international index, but worldwide it placed 160th.
The 2015-2016 report by QS World University Rankings also placed UNAM as No. 6 among universities in Latin America.
No. 2 in Mexico was the Monterrey Institute of Technology, which placed 238th globally.
In first place overall was the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, followed by Harvard University and Stanford University.
UNAM moved up 16 spots in this year’s index, but it’s still down from its 2012 ranking of 146th.
Fourteen Mexican universities made the list of 891 out of 3,539 that were considered.
QS said the purpose of the rankings is to help students make informed comparison of the world’s leading universities by assessing them for research, teaching, employability and internationalization.
Six indicators are employed to calculate scores: academic reputation, employer reputation, student-to-faculty ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio and international student ratio.
Mexico News Daily