International Ranking places FGV as the best institution in Brazil for training CEOs

05 September 2013

Fundação Getulio Vargas is the best ranked Brazilian institution in the first edition of the Alma Mater Index: Global Executives ranking - elaborated by the British magazine Times Higher Education (THE), which lists the best locations for CEO training. Ranked first in Brazil and 35th in the world, FGV is ahead of universities such as Princeton, in the United States, and Cambridge, in the UK.

The ranking is based on the 2013 list of the 500 largest companies, put together by Fortune magazine. THE - which publishes one of the most respected international university rankings - analyzed the curriculums of CEOs of the major organizations in the world, narrowing down to the 100 institutions that most contributed to the education of these leaders. Fundação Getulio Vargas appears in the curriculum of three CEOs from the list.

In an interview with the internet website Terra, FGV's Dean, Antonio Freitas, attributed the result to the practical application of academic knowledge, encouraged by FGV's schools and units. FGV has a very active project department, and with them you develop practical knowledge about the problems of Brazil, he said.

Antonio Freitas further stated to the website that the institution continues to seek excellence and better results. Even though we are doing well, we haven't rested, and we're continuously trying to get better - because there is always something to be improved, he pointed out.

Besides FGV, only two Brazilian institutions appear in the ranking - the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), which occupies the 62nd position.

Harvard University is at the top of the Alma Mater Index: Global Executive, followed by Tokyo and Stanford Universities.

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