The University of Barcelona improves its leading position in the QS World University Rankings 2018

News | 09-06-2017

Catalan universities are once more leading centres in Spain in a prestigious international ranking. This is seen in the results of the new edition of the QS World University Rankings (2018), in which the University of Barcelona improves its position and becomes the first one regarding Spain, holding the 156th position worldwide and the 64th in Europe. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona is among the top 200 worldwide universities again, holding the 195th position (3rd in Spain).

In this edition, the University of Barcelona has improved 4 positions compared to last year, going up for two years in a row and getting closer to the top 150. Since 2014, the UB has moved from number 178 to 156. Considering there are 26.000 universities in the world, the UB is listed in the 1% of the top university centers, according to the QS World University Rankings. The UAB has escalated 8 positions until reaching the 195th, listed within the top 1% as well. 

Besides, the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 has positioned the three degrees taught at the Faculty of Chemistry of the following:


  QS Rank Position Europe
Chemistry 51-100 88 26
Engineering - Chemical 101-150 120 27
Materials Science 101-150 121 29