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The University of Barcelona, second university in Spain in the QS World University Rankings 2019

The UB holds the 166th position, 10 positions below last year's.

The UB holds the 166th position, 10 positions below last year's.

07/06/2018

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The University of Barcelona holds an outstanding position in international rankings. This is shown in the results of the 2019 edition of the QS World University Rankings, which list the University of Barcelona in the second position in Spain, following Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. The UB holds the 166th position, ten positions below last year’s. UAM is listed in the 156th position and UAB holds the 193rd position.

The UB goes back to the position it held in 2015 and 2016. Since there are 26,000 universities worldwide, the UB is among the top 1 % universities worldwide, according the QS World University Rankings.

Regarding indicators, the University of Barcelona stands out in academic reputation –holding the 81st position worldwide- and employer reputation -174th position-. In the latter, it has gone 4 positions down.

QS World University Rankings, apart from assessing reputation, which accounts for a 40 %, and employer reputation, accounting for a 10 %, also assesses scientific citations per professor (20 %), teacher-student ratio (20 %), and the internationalization of the teaching staff (5 %) and students (5 %).

World top ten

According to the QS World University Rankings 2019, the top universities worldwide are, in the following order, Massachusets Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Harvard University, California Institute of Technology, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, ETH Zurich, Imperial College London, University of Chicago and University College London.
 

 

Figure 1. Variation of position of the UB in QS World Univesrity Rankings. Source: QS.

 

Figure 2. Average position of the top 10 universities in Spain in the 10 most important international rankings (ARWU, QS-WUR, THE, BGU-USN, CWUR, CWTS, NTU, URAP, RUR and Ranking Web). Made by the UB.

 

 

 

 

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