Top Universities in Brazil

Following are some of the top ranking universities in Brazil:

University of Sao Paulo (USP)
- It is one of the largest institutions of higher education in Brazil and Latin America.
- Rated 1st in Brazil and 101-151st globally in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2009.
- Placed among the world's top 200 institutions (#196) in the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings 2008. In 2009 it is placed 207th globally.
- In 2009, the International Professional Ranking of Higher Education Institutions ranked USP as the 42nd in the world, and 1st in Latin America.
- 1st in Brazil and 78th in the world (2009 Higher Education Evaluation Council of Taiwan), ahead of University of Campinas (288th).

State University of Campinas (Unicamp)
- Rated as the 143rd best university in the world for quantity and quality of web publication (Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, January 2010).
- Placed among the world's top 300 universities in the QS World University Rankings™ 2009. It is also ranked in the top 300 for the following subjects: Engineering & IT (155th), Natural Sciences (160th), Life Sciences & Biomedicine (260th), and Social Sciences (292nd).

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais UFMG (Federal University of Minas Gerais)
- Its undergraduate courses were ranked 1st in the 2007 results for the National Student's Performance Exam (ENADE) and 4th place in the 2008 results.

Federal University of Sao Paulo (Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo)
- Ranked 1st in Brazil (IGC of 2008), ahead of Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2nd) and Federal University of Minas Gerais (3rd).

* Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009 (Top Universities in Brazil):
Rank, Institution, World Rank
1 University of Sao Paulo 101-151
2 State University of Campinas 201-302
3-4 Federal University of Minas Gerais 303-401
3-4 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro 303-401
5-6 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul 402-501
5-6 Sao Paulo State University 402-501

* Suggested Reading: World University Rankings