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The house of studies is located within the 125 best universities in Latin America and occupies the position N ° 17 nationwide.

An important promotion reached the University of La Serena in the prestigious Latin American University Rankings 2014, prepared by the British company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), where this house of studies ranks No. 121 among Latin American institutions, fourteen more posts than in 2013, while at national level it occupies the position N ° 17.

The Latin American Ranking is led by the Catholic University of Chile, followed by the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), State of Campinas (Brazil), Federal of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), University of Los Andes (Colombia), University of Chile , Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico), Nacional Autónoma (Mexico) and Estadual Paulista '' Júlio de Mesquita Filho '' (Brazil).

Brazil leads the ranking at the regional level with 78 institutions within the top 300, followed by Mexico with 49 universities, Colombia (41), Argentina (34), Chile (31), Peru (16), Ecuador (9), Venezuela ( 8), Panama (6), Cuba (5), Costa Rica (4), Guatemala (4), Dominican Republic (4), Uruguay (4), Paraguay (3), El Salvador (2) and Puerto Rico (2) ).

The indicators that are evaluated in this ranking are academic reputation (30%), the perception of employers (20%), the number of full-time academics with respect to the number of students (10%), the citation of articles (10% ), the number of papers by professors (10%), proportion of academics with doctorate (10%) and the impact on the web (10%).

More information on this ranking can be found in http://www.topuniversities.com/latin-american-rankings.