Indicators and rankings


Some agencies and agencies periodically collect a series of indicators on the functioning of university education. These indicators refer to access data, academic results, planning, student satisfaction and faculty, etc.


For some years now, rankings of universities around the world have been established, which have matured over time and are being consolidated as indicators of their academic and scientific quality. Needless to say, they are increasingly taken into account and often serve as a guide for students and foreign students, to do their studies or research in one or the other. Even, as the exchanges are made through agreements, many universities only raise or facilitate relationships with certain universities that occupy positions of relief. There are a dozen known rankings, that publish their studies periodically, of which eight give them by subjects and five by disciplines. Despite all these rankings, they consider different percentages for the different variables in which they base their studies, the University of Barcelona enjoys a very good reputation, occupying in almost all the first place among the Spaniards and figuring among the first hundred or two hundred European and world wide The UB offers a web page that periodically publishes the results of the different known rankings.

The disciplines in which the Faculty of Chemistry is involved are Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. The University of Barcelona occupies relevant positions within the rankings by disciplines, being thus generally between the 51-100 first ones of the world in Chemistry, getting to be between the 101-150 first ones in Chemical Engineering and Science of the Materials. The first Spanish in Chemistry and Materials Science is also included, as well as the fifth in Chemical Engineering, the last 10 years.