Rankings in the field of Sociology

The University of Barcelona is among the leading universities in international rankings offering data for the field of Sociology, including the prestigious QS World University Rankings and THE World University Rankings. Over the years, the UB has maintained or improved its positions in these rankings.

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

  • Ranked 3rd in Spain for Sociology.
  • Ranked among the Top 60 in Europe for Sociology.
  • Ranked among the Top 150 in the world for Sociology.

THE World University Rankings by subject 2022

  • Ranked 3rd in Spain for Sociology.
  • Ranked among the Top 90 in Europe for Sociology.
  • Ranked among the Top 250 in the world for Sociology.

Rankings in the field of Social Sciences

The University of Barcelona also achieves top positions in global rankings in the broader field of Social Sciences, including the QS World University Rankings, CWTS Leiden Ranking and NTU Ranking. Generally, the University of Barcelona is ranked among the Top 3 in Spain in the main university rankings, and among the Top 65 universities in Europe.

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

  • Ranked 9th in Spain for Social Sciences and Management.
  • Ranked 65th in Europe for Social Sciences and Management.
  • Ranked among the Top 150 in the world for Social Sciences and Management.

CWTS Leiden Ranking by Field 2021

  • Ranked 2nd in Spain for Social Sciences and Humanities.
  • Ranked 51st in Europe for Social Sciences and Humanities.
  • Ranked among the Top 160 in the world for Social Sciences and Humanities.

NTU Ranking by Field 2021

  • Ranked 4th in Spain for Social Sciences.
  • Ranked 64th in Europe for Social Sciences.
  • Ranked 183th in the world for Social Sciences.

General rankings

The University of Barcelona is ranked 1st in Spain by most of the global university rankings. The position of our university in Europe changes according to the parameters used, although it is always ranked within the range that goes from 18th to 90th. As for its position in the world, our university fluctuates between 60th and 200th depending on the method of calculation.

QS World University Rankings 2022

  • Ranked the top university in Spain, overtaking the Autonomous University of Madrid.
  • Ranked 55th university in Europe.
  • Ranked 168th university in the world.
  • Ranked 87th in the world for Academic Reputation.
  • Ranked 1st in Spain for Employability and 87th in the world.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021

  • 1st in Spain in the global ranking.
  • Ranked 69th university in Europe.
  • Ranked among the Top 200 in the world.

THE World University Rankings 2022

  • Ranked 3rd university in Spain.
  • Ranked 89th university in Europe.
  • Ranked among the Top 200 in the world.

University Ranking by Academic Performance 2020-2021

  • Ranked 1st university in Spain.
  • Ranked 18th university in Europe.
  • Ranked 60th university in the world.

Best Global Universities 2021

  • Ranked 1st university in Spain.
  • Ranked 30th university in Europe.
  • Ranked 90th university in the world.

NTU Ranking 2021

  • Ranked 1st university in Spain.
  • Ranked 23rd university in Europe.
  • Ranked 78th university in the world.

CWUR World University Rankings 2021-2022

  • Ranked 1st university in Spain.
  • Ranked 47th university in Europe.
  • Ranked 131st university in the world.

CWTS Leiden Ranking 2021

  • Ranked 1tt university in Spain.
  • Ranked 49th university in Europe.
  • Ranked among the Top 200 in the world.

Reuters TOP100 2019

  • The most innovative university in Spain.
  • 75th innovative university in the world.

Student cities rankings

The appeal of the University of Barcelona extends to the city around it. Several classifications prepared by the QS World University Rankings and THE World University Rankings show that the study environment is a significant factor. Barcelona meets all the requirements to provide students with one of the best university experiences worldwide.

QS Best Student Cities 2022

  • Ranked 1st in Spain for international students.
  • Ranked 12th in Europe for international students.
  • Ranked 34th in the world for international students.

THE Best university cities of 2018

  • 5th city worldwide with more Top 200 universities.
  • 7th city worldwide with more Top 500 universities.