MEXICO: Comparative study makes case for universities

It can be lonely at the top, especially when it comes to global university rankings. So in 2008, researchers at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the sole Mexican university to break into the top 200 in international rankings, decided to see how their institution stacked up against its rivals in Mexico, writes Marion Lloyd for The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The result was the Comparative Study of Mexican Universities, the second version of which was published last week. The interactive database compares the country's 43 public universities and the top 15 private institutions with each other in areas such as patent production, scholarly articles published in peer-reviewed journals, and the number of full-time professors with PhDs. It represents the most comprehensive database of its kind in Mexico.
Full report on The Chronicle of Higher Education site