According to an updated ranking, these are the best universities in Colombia in research and innovation

Luc Williams

The Spanish firm SCImago published its most recent list of the best universities in the world in terms of research, innovation and social impact; In his analysis, he also presented the list made for Colombia, in which the National University stood out above other cloisters.

At the local level, The study included the participation of 48 universities from different regions of the country and delivered his conclusions after evaluating them in different aspects.

According to the firm that performs the analysis, In this study, other indicators were included that contemplate, among others, the participation of women in the research processes, something that had weight when granting the final grade.

“For the SIR Ranking 2024 edition, the Societal Factor has been modified to include three new indicators that more specifically reflect the social impact achieved by an institution: among them, the generation of new knowledge related to the Sustainable Development Goals defined by the United Nations, the participation of women in research processes and the use of the results obtained in the creation or improvement of public policies,” the firm indicated.

What are the best universities in Colombia in 2024?

1. National University of Colombia

2. University of Antioquia

3. Pontifical Javeriana University

4. University of the Andes

5. Rosario University

6. University of the Coast

7. Universidad del Valle, Colombia

8. Pontifical Bolivarian University

9. University of La Sabana

10. Industrial University of Santander

12. University of Cartagena

13. University of the North, Barranquilla

14. Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia

15. Francisco de Paula Santander University

16. Metropolitan Technological Institute

17. University of Santander

19. University of Cauca

20. Technological University of Pereira

21. Antonio Narino University

22. Autonomous University of Bucaramanga

23. El Bosque University

24. Santiago de Cali University

25. University of the Atlantic

26. Technological University of Bolívar

27. Cooperative University of Colombia

28. University of Caldas

29. Externado University of Colombia

29. Simón Bolívar University, Barranquilla

31. University of Tolima

32. Universidad Santo Tomás, Colombia

33. University of Córdoba

34. Francisco José de Caldas District University

35. Nueva Granada Military University

37. University of Magdalena

38. University of Pamplona

39. University of Quindío

40. University of Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano

42. Minuto de Dios University Corporation

43. La Salle University Colombia

45. University Foundation of Health Sciences

46. ​​University of Saint Bonaventure

47. Surcolombiana University

48. University of Medellín

Which are the best universities in the world?

The list provided by SCImago, defined Harvard University as the best in the world, followed by the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, in second place; Tsinghua University, also from China, in third place; Harvard Medical School; in fourth place, and Zhejiang University, in fifth.

  1. University of São Paulo.
  2. National Autonomous University of Mexico.
  3. São Paulo State University Julio de Mesquita Filho.
  4. State University of Campinas.
  5. Federal University of Minas Gerais.


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