Retrospective 2019: FGV climbs up one more spot and is ranked 6th among top think tanks in the world
Fundação Getulio Vargas is the 6th best think tank in the world, according to the 2018 Global Go To Think Tanks Index released today, January 31, by the University of Pennsylvania. For the third straight year, FGV has been elected as the best managed think tank and completed a decade in first place among it Latin American peers.
“This result is very important for Brazil because it shows that we are capable of occupying the best positions, that we're not always destined to be left behind in areas with strong international competition,” said the president of FGV, professor Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal.
The institution also occupies prominent positions in several other categories, placing in the top 10. These rankings include: 4th best center for regional studies; 5th in social policies; 6th in advances in research and innovation; 7th in transdisciplinary research; and 8th in institutional collaboration with two or more think tanks.
For the president of FGV, the institution’s notorious performance in the ranking is especially significant because it was achieved in a time of economic downturn and, above all else, almost without any government support. “The results make us very happy. They portray the success of FGV’s efforts and work to systematically climb in the rankings and place Brazil as the only country in the world not belonging to the group of major developed nations to be represented among the 10 best think tanks worldwide”, adds Simonsen Leal.
The University of Pennsylvania’s ranking has been produced by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program since 2006. It considers more than 8,000 think tanks from 187 countries throughout the world. The entire report will soon be available at the Global Go To Think Tank Index website.