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 2019

  • 1st Spanish university in the area of sociology, alongside the UAB
  • Among the 50 best European universities in the area of Sociology
  • Among the 100 best universities worldwide in the area of Sociology

THE World University Rankings by subject 2019

  • 3rd best Spanish university in the area of sociology
  • Among the 110 best European universities in the area of Sociology
  • Among the 300 best universities worldwide in the area of Sociology

Rankings in the field of Social Sciences

In the field of Social Sciences, the University of Barcelona also obtains favourable results in the QS World University Rankings, CWTS Leiden Ranking and NTU Ranking. It is not uncommon to find the UB in the leading position among Spanish institutions or among the 50 best universities in Europe.

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019

  • 4th Spanish university in the field of Social Sciences and Management
  • 62th European universityin the field of Social Sciences and Management
  • 152th university worldwidein the field of Social Sciences and Management

CWTS Leiden Ranking by Field 2018

  • 1st Spanish university in the field of social Sciences and Humanities, maintaining this position since the first edition of this ranking
  • 47th European university in the field of social Sciences and Humanities, after having jumped 17 positions since 2011
  • 145th university worldwide in the field of social Sciences and Humanities, after having jumped 63 positions since 2011

NTU Ranking by Field 2018

  • 2nd Spanish university in the field of Social Sciences
  • 55th European university in the field of Social Sciences
  • 156th university worldwide in the field of Social Sciences

General rankings

Most international rankings highlight the University of Barcelona as the leading Spanish university. Although the position in European rankings varies considerably depending on the criteria used, the UB is always found between the 10th and 130th leading universities. On a global scale, the University of Barcelona fluctuates between 46th and the 300th place depending on the calculation method. For more information on general rankings click here.

QS World University Rankings 2019

  • 2nd Spanish university
  • 71th European university, after having jumped nine positions since 2016
  • 166th university worldwide, after having jumped more than 20 positions since 2012

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018

  • 1st Spanish university in the global ranking
  • Among the 130 best European universities
  • Among the 200 best universities worldwide

THE World University Rankings 2019

  • 3rd Spanish university in the global ranking
  • Among the 110 best European universities
  • Among the 250 best universities worldwide

University Ranking by Academic Performance 2018-2019

  • 1st Spanish university in the global ranking
  • 17th European university in the global ranking
  • 58th university worldwide, after having jumped 25 positions since the 2010-2011 edition

Best Global Universities 2018

  • 1st Spanish university in the global ranking
  • 35th European university in the global ranking
  • 96th university worldwide in the global ranking

NTU Ranking 2018

  • 1st Spanish university in the global ranking
  • 17th European university in the global ranking, after having jumped 11 positions in the last ten years
  • 61th university worldwide in the global ranking, after having jumped 50 positions in the last ten years

CWUR World University Rankings 2018

  • 1st Spanish university in the global ranking
  • Among the 25 best European universities
  • 87th university worldwide, making it to the top 0.4% universities in the world

CWTS Leiden Ranking 2018

  • 1st Spanish university in the global ranking since the 2011 edition
  • 38th European university in the global ranking
  • 140th university worldwide in the global ranking

Reuters TOP100 2018

  • The most innovative university in Spain
  • 69th innovative university worldwide

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 2018

  • Best Spanish city to study a university degree
  • 12th best European university to study a university degree
  • 31st best city worldwide to study a university degree

THE Best university cities of 2018

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