USP was ranked in the 51-60th position of the Times Higher Education ranking of universities around the world. In other words, it is one of the 100 best universities in the world according to this ranking. Note that there is no university of latin language countries is in a better position than USP (and there is no university from Italy, Portugal or Spain among the top 100 ranking despite their much longer tradition in science). We are the only south american university to figure in the Times Higher Education ranking. We still have a very long way to go, of course, but these are encouraging and inspiring news.
If you know portuguese, you can read the text of the university’s dean: A USP é tudo isso? (Folha de SP)