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Peruvian university ranked among world's top 100

09:03 | London (UK), Mar. 1.

Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP) has achieved the Inca country's first-ever top-100 rank. It entered the top 100 for the study of Modern Languages, and now places in the 51-100 band, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019 has revealed.

Likewise, PUCP is ranked for ten different subjects. It enters the rankings for Archaeology (151-200 band), Computer Science & Information Systems (551-600 band), Physics & Astronomy (501-550 band), Politics & International Studies (151-200 band), and Sociology (201-250 band).

It should be noted the only other Peruvian university to be ranked is Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, which is placed in the 301-350 band for Medicine. 

The dataset indicates that Peru's graduates perform well relative to those in the region; however, Peruvian scores for QS's research indicators continue to lag behind regional averages.

On this occasion, 11 Peruvian university departments were ranked —four more than in 2018’s installment of the tables. 

The 2019 installment of the QS World University Rankings by Subject provides students, policymakers, academic faculty, employers, and parents with rigorous comparative data on the performance of 555 departments from 75 Latin American universities.

The exercise is an extensive overview of international higher education performance, with over 1200 universities from 78 locations ranked in 48 subject tables and five broad disciplinary tables.

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Published: 3/1/2019
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