Rankings

Rankings in the field of Business

The University of Barcelona consistently achieves leading positions in numerous academic rankings in the field of Business, such as the prestigious prestigious QS World University Rankings and THE World University Rankings. Over the years, our university has been able to maintain or improve its position in these two and other global rankings.

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019
Accounting and Finance:
  • Ranked among the top 6 universities in Spain.
  • Ranked among the top 75 universities in Europe.
  • Ranked among the top 200 universities in the world.
Business and Management Studies:
  • Ranked among the top 10 universities in Spain.
  • Ranked among the top 120 universities in Europe.
  • Ranked among the top 300 universities in the world.
Statistics and Operational Research
  • Ranked joint 1st in Spain
  • Ranked among the top 60 universities in Europe
  • Ranked among the top 150 universities in the world
ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019
Statistics:
  • Ranked among the Top 6 universities in Spain.
  • Ranked among the Top 83 universities in Europe.
  • Ranked among the Top 200 universities in the world.
Business Administration:
  • Ranked among the Top 8 universities in Spain.
  • Ranked among the Top 110 universities in Europe.
  • Ranked among the Top 300 universities in the world.
THE World University Rankings by subject 2019
  • Ranked 6th in Spain for Business and Economics
  • Ranked among the top 130 universities in Europe for Business and Economics
  • Ranked among the top 400 universities in the world for Business and Economics

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 1st in Spain in the main university rankings, and among the Top 50 universities in Europe.

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019
  • Ranked 4th in Spain for Social Sciences and Management.
  • Ranked 62nd in Europe for Social Sciences and Management.
  • Ranked 152nd in the world for Socials Sciences and Management.
CWTS Leiden Ranking by Field 2018
  • Ranked 1st in Spain for Social Sciences and Humanities, maintaining its lead position in the country.
  • Ranked 47th in Europe for Social Sciences and Humanities, after having climbed 17 positions compared to 2011.
  • Ranked 145th in the world for Social Sciences and Humanities, after having climbed 63 positions compared to 2011.
NTU Ranking by Field 2018
  • Ranked 2nd in Spain for Social Sciences.
  • Ranked 55th in Europe for Social Sciences.
  • Ranked 156th in the world for Social Sciences.

Overall 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 17th to 130th. As for its position in the world, our university fluctuates between 58th and 250th depending on the method of calculation. For more information about global rankings click here.

QS World University Rankings 2020
  • Ranked the top university in Spain, overtaking the Autonomous University of Madrid.
  • Ranked among the Top 70 universities in Europe.
  • Ranked 165th in the world, an improvement of 22 positions since 2012.
  • Ranked 80th in the world for Academic Reputation.
Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018
  • Ranked 1st in Spain.
  • Ranked among the top 130 universities in Europe.
  • Ranked among the top 200 universities in the world.
THE World University Rankings 2019
  • Ranked 3rd in Spain.
  • Ranked among the top 110 universities in Europe.
  • Ranked among the top 250 universities in the world.
University Ranking by Academic Performance 2018-2019
  • Ranked 1st in Spain.
  • Ranked 17th in Europe, after having climbed 14 positions compared to 2010/11.
  • Ranked 58th in the world, after having climbed 25 positions compared to 2010/11.
Best Global Universities 2019
  • Ranked 1st in Spain.
  • Ranked 35th in Europe.
  • Ranked 96th in the world.
NTU Ranking 2018
  • Ranked 1st in Spain.
  • Ranked 17th in Europe, after having climbed 11 positions in the last ten years.
  • Ranked 61st university in the world, after having climbed 50 position in the last ten years.
CWUR World University Rankings 2018-2019
  • Ranked 1st in Spain.
  • Ranked among the top 30 universities in Europe.
  • Ranked 87th university in the world, making it to the top 0.4% universities in the world.
CWTS Leiden Ranking 2018
  • Ranked 1st in Spain since 2011.
  • Ranked 38th in Europe.
  • Ranked 140th in the world.

Rankings of student cities

The attractiveness of the University of Barcelona is not limited to the institution, but it also includes its city. Different rankings put together by QS World University Rankings and THE World University Rankings show that cities are an important factor. In this regard, Barcelona meets all the requirements to provide a unique student experience.

QS Best Student Cities 2018
  • Ranked 1st in Spain for international students.
  • Ranked 12th in Europe for international students.
  • Ranked 31st in the world for international students.
THE Best university cities of 2018
  • 5th city in the world with more top 200 universities.
  • 7th city in the world with more top 500 universities.