Country Rankings 2023

Latin America Country Rankings 2023

As described in the university ranking section, it is not easy to obtain and standardize data from about 19.000 universities for the country ranking. Therefore, we based our ranking system on the number of meritorious scientists. Four criteria are used to rank the countries. The first one is the number of scientists in the top  2% list. The second criterion is the number of scientists in the top 10%, Top 20%, Top 40%, top 60% and top 80% list. The third one is the number of scientists listed in the AD Scientific Index. In the case of equalities after applying all these three criteria, the world rank of the meritorious scientist of that country is used.

Total 85.759 scientist, 34 country, 1.937 university

AD Scientific Index - Country Rankings 2023 Number of World’s Top 2% in Scientists Number of World’s Top 10% in Scientists
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World Rank / Name
Best Scientist in Country
World Rank / Name
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1 1 18 Brazil 117 Universidade de São Paulo USP Universidade de São Paulo USP 217 Luiz Mundim i 556 40611
Top 10000
165 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 16 32 1 113 2331 48 0 12 8 18 161 8 1 557 405 48 1065
2 2 33 Mexico 338 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México 35 Heriberto Castilla i 503 19966
Top 10000
47 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 18 1 22 406 7 0 2 1 5 53 1 0 39 89 17 192
3 3 37 Argentina 324 Universidad Nacional de La Plata Universidad Nacional de La Plata 66 María Teresa Dova i 121 6042
Top 5000
30 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 9 0 17 269 9 0 0 5 2 24 2 0 20 69 4 134
4 4 42 Chile 673 Universidad de Chile Universidad de Chile 460 Will Brooks i 64 4563
Top 5000
15 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 11 183 4 0 3 5 2 24 0 0 14 41 5 85
5 5 46 Colombia 892 Universidad Antonio Nariño Universidad Antonio Nariño 386 Deywis Moreno i 172 7434
Top 5000
13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 4 92 0 0 1 1 0 4 1 0 9 21 1 54
6 6 56 Peru 1326 Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú 1516 José Luis La Rosa Navarro i 110 3130
Top 3000
6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 20 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 11
7 7 59 Puerto Rico 747 Universidad de Puerto Rico Universidad de Puerto Rico 10121 Zhongfang Chen 20 561
Top 500
5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 5
8 8 68 Costa Rica 1268 Universidad de Costa Rica Universidad de Costa Rica 7073 José María Gutiérrez 29 863
Top 1000
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 7
9 9 75 Venezuela 1626 Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas 15159 Bernardo Rodriguez-Iturbe 50 891
Top 1000
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 16 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 3 0 7
10 10 84 Ecuador 2031 Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial 6922 Patricio Lopez Jaramillo i 66 2138
Top 1000
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 8

New. 2023 Country Top Lists: Top 10000, Top 5000, Top 3000, Top 2000 Top 1000. Only in AD Scientific Index

11 11 91 Paraguay 2102 Universidad Nacional de Asunción Universidad Nacional de Asunción 10715 Jorge Molina i 33 277
Top 300
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
12 12 94 Uruguay 2447 Universidad de la República Universidad de la República 52198 Barbeito Luis 10 524
Top 500
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 9
13 13 96 Cuba 2886 Universidad de la Habana Universidad de la Habana 76745 René Delgado Hernández 37 1081
Top 1000
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 5
14 14 102 Jamaica 2642 University of the West Indies University of the West Indies 71854 Chris Oura 12 378
Top 300
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1
15 15 112 Panama 4248 Universidad de Panamá Universidad de Panamá 54675 Mahabir Gupta 20 467
Top 500
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
16 16 121 Barbados 3740 University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus Barbados University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus Barbados 62187 Ian Hambleton i 4 102 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
17 17 125 Dominican Republic 4829 Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña 71001 Rosachelin Medina Franco 21 263
Top 200
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
18 18 127 Guatemala 4641 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala 103429 Armando Cáceres 13 233
Top 200
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
19 19 130 El Salvador 4849 Instituto Tecnológico de Profesionales de la Salud de El Salvador Instituto Tecnológico de Profesionales de la Salud de El Salvador 95865 Weder Gonzalez Sosa 18 177
Top 100
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
20 20 140 Bolivia 5844 Universidad Privada Boliviana Universidad Privada Boliviana 210686 Juan Daniel Martínez 33 622
Top 500
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 21 144 Honduras 6255 Escuela Agrícola Panamericana Zamorano Escuela Agrícola Panamericana Zamorano 203926 Juan Carlos Rosas Sotomayor 14 306
Top 300
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 25 155 Nicaragua 8134 Universidad Centroamericana Universidad Centroamericana 241792 Adriana Ortega 11 111 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 26 161 Guadeloupe 7720 Université des Antilles Université des Antilles 368584 Daniel Imbert 1 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 23 162 Antigua and Barbuda 6427 American University of Antigua American University of Antigua 208724 Danny Wedding 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 22 164 Dominica 5664 Ross University Ross University 213700 Zahi Damuni 2 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 27 166 Guyana 9354 University of Guyana University of Guyana 326320 Judith Rosales 2 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 24 181 Belize 6759 American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine 191361 Mary Lucero 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 28 192 Haiti 11624 Université Quisqueya Université Quisqueya 559437 Gael Pressoir 7 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 29 193 Suriname 11411 Anton de Kom University of Suriname Anton de Kom University of Suriname 632725 Nawin Ryan Nannan 3 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 31 197 Aruba 14274 Xavier University School of Medicine Xavier University School of Medicine 841663 Kevin Pawlak 3 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 32 200 Curacao 14236 University of Curacao University of Curacao 952170 Rose-Mary Allen 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 30 204 Saint Lucia 14651 Spartan Health Sciences University Spartan Health Sciences University 782174 Poornima S 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 33 212 French Guiana 14995 University of French Guiana University of French Guiana 811866 Romain Blaizot 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0