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 2020
Accounting and Finance:
  • Ranked among the top 8 universities in Spain.
  • Ranked among the top 76 universities in Europe.
  • Ranked among the top 200 universities in the world.
Business and Management Studies:
  • Ranked among the top 11 universities in Spain.
  • Ranked among the top 113 universities in Europe.
  • Ranked among the top 300 universities in the world.
Statistics and Operational Research
  • Ranked among the top 4 in Spain
  • Ranked among the top 56 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 2021
  • Ranked among the top 15 universities in Spain for Business and Economics
  • Ranked among the top 220 universities in Europe for Business and Economics
  • Ranked among the top 500 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 2020
  • Ranked 7th in Spain for Social Sciences and Management.
  • Ranked 60th in Europe for Social Sciences and Management.
  • Ranked 142nd in the world for Socials Sciences and Management.
CWTS Leiden Ranking 2020
  • Ranked 2nd in Spain for Social Sciences and Humanities.
  • Ranked 50th in Europe for Social Sciences and Humanities.
  • Ranked 151st in the world for Social Sciences and Humanities.
NTU Ranking by Field 2020
  • Ranked 4th in Spain for Social Sciences.
  • Ranked 70th in Europe for Social Sciences.
  • Ranked 197th 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 55th and 250th depending on the method of calculation. For more information about global rankings click here.

QS World University Rankings 2022
  • Ranked the top university in Spain, overtaking the Autonomous University of Madrid.
  • Ranked 55th university in Europe.
  • Ranked 168th in the world.
  • Ranked 87th in the world for Academic Reputation.
Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020
  • Ranked 1st in Spain.
  • Ranked among the top 77 universities in Europe.
  • Ranked among the top 200 universities in the world.
THE World University Rankings 2021
  • Ranked 3rd in Spain.
  • Ranked 93rd in Europe.
  • Ranked 198th in the world.
University Ranking by Academic Performance 2020-2021
  • Ranked 1st in Spain.
  • Ranked 18th in Europe.
  • Ranked 60th in the world.
Best Global Universities 2020
  • Ranked 1st in Spain.
  • Ranked 30th in Europe.
  • Ranked 90th in the world.
NTU Ranking 2020
  • Ranked 1st in Spain.
  • Ranked 19th in Europe.
  • Ranked 72nd university in the world.
CWUR World University Rankings 2021
  • Ranked 1st in Spain.
  • Ranked 47th in Europe.
  • Ranked 131st university in the world.
CWTS Leiden Ranking 2020
  • Ranked 1st in Spain.
  • Ranked 47th in Europe.
  • Ranked 170th in the world.
RUR Round University Ranking 2020
  • Ranked 1st in Spain.
  • Ranked 51st in Europe.
  • Ranked 132nd 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 2019
  • Ranked 1st in Spain for international students.
  • Ranked 8th in Europe for international students, up four places from last year’s position.
  • Ranked 21st in the world for international students, up ten places from last year’s position.
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.