Seven higher education institutions in Ecuador , four more compared to 2020, appear in the ranking of the best universities in the world for 2022 according to the World University Rankings prepared by the leading firm in international education analysis Quacquerelli Symonds (QS ). The listing was released on June 8, 2021.
Quacquerelli Symonds, a British company specializing in study abroad and education, said 1,300 universities were evaluated globally and indicates that this year’s university rankings are the largest in history.
For the current assessment QS uses five metrics to establish the ranking : academic reputation, employer reputation, teacher-student ratio, academic citations per faculty, international faculty ratio, and international student ratio.
In the list, which was published on June 8, 2021, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) appears in the first place for the tenth consecutive year; The University of Oxford ranks second while Stanford University and University of Cambridge share third place.
In Latin America, the University of Buenos Aires , for the seventh consecutive year, is the best ranked 69th. Then there are the National Autonomous University of Mexico (105), University of Sao Paulo (121), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (135) , Tecnológico de Monterrey (161), University of Chile (183), among others.
The best universities in Ecuador
The San Francisco de Quito University (USFQ) is the first to appear on the list at position 751-800. Then there are the National Polytechnic School (1 001-1 200), Escuela Politécnica Superior del Litoral (Espol) (1 001-1 200), Pontifica Universidad Católica del Ecuador (PUCE) (1 001-1 200), Universidad Central del Ecuador ( UCE ) (1 001-1 200), Universidad Católica Santiago de Guayaquil (1 201+), and University of the Armed Forces (1 201+).
In the QS world ranking of June 2020, only three Ecuadorian universities appeared: Universidad San Francisco de Quito in the same category 751-800 and Escuela Politécnica Nacional and Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador sharing the location 801-1 000.