University Buenos Aires Ranked in Top Ten South America
This year´s 2018 QS Latin American Survey has, for the first time, ranked the University of Buenos Aires as one of the top ten universities in South America. The prestigious list ranked the University of Buenos Aires as 75th in the world earlier this year and has steadily rated the university more positively with each successive year since 2014.
QS, or Quacquarelli Symonds, the British company who has specialized in educational rankings since 1990, uses five criterion when making their determination: employability among graduates, research impact, and productivity, online impact, teaching commitment and internationalization. Internationalization is defined as “the degree of international openness regarding research activity for each evaluated institution…the intention is to detect those institutions with a richer and more evenly distributed international links.”
Many employers use the QS ranking as a way to assess talent when hiring. According to QS, the reason that the University of Buenos Aires has climbed the ranking in the past few years is due to the university disseminating information “in a more orderly, organized way according to the way rankings request the data,” as well as “by a policy of internationalization of the university.”