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The UB outstands in 40 disciplines

The UB is among the top 100 institutions worldwide in 19 out of the 51 disciplines the ranking analyses

The University of Barcelona is one of the top 50 universities worldwide in the disciplines of Anatomy and Physiology (35th position), Library and Information Management (37) and Philosophy (46), according to the new edition of QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021.

The UB outstands in the global areas of Arts and Humanities, Life Sciences and Medicine, and Natural Sciences.

This international ranking, published today, Wednesday, March 3, evaluates the position of 1,453 institutions worldwide in a total of 51 disciplines corresponding to the knowledge fields of Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Business Management, Life Sciences and Medicine, Natural Sciences and Engineering and Technology.

The UB is listed as a distinguished university worldwide in 40 out of the 51 analysed disciplines. Specifically, it is in the top 100 universities worldwide in 19 cases: Archaeology, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Agriculture and Forestry, Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology, Chemistry, Earth and Marine Sciences, Geography, Geophysics, Anthropology, Education, Library and Information Management, Social Policy and Administration, and Sports-related Sciences. Moreover, it outstands too in the global areas of Arts and Humanities (86), Life Sciences and Medicine (65) and Natural Sciences (81).

Top listed disciplines of the UB in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021.

Regarding the indicators used in the ranking, the UB gets a positive score in academic reputation in Anatomy and Physiology (86.3 out of 100). The top score regarding employer reputation is in Sociology (77.6). Regarding the citations indicator, the UB obtains 94.1 in Physics and Astronomy. In the H-index, which reflects the productivity and impact of published works, the highest score is featured in Archaeology (86.2).

Leading institution in Spain in 15 disciplines

In Spain, the University of Barcelona is the leading institution in 15 knowledge disciplines: Archaeology, Philosophy, Chemical Engineering, Anatomy and Physiology, Biological Science, Medicine, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Chemistry, Earth and Marine Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Geology, Geophysics, Anthropology, Library and Information Management, and Social Policy & Administration.