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The University of Barcelona, top Spanish institution and among the top 150 universities worldwide in Leiden Ranking 2017

The University of Barcelona is the only one in Spain listed among the top 150 universities worldwide in scientific impact indicators.

The University of Barcelona is the only one in Spain listed among the top 150 universities worldwide in scientific impact indicators.

24/05/2017

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The University of Barcelona is among the top 150 universities worldwide and leading university in Spain in the edition of the Leiden Ranking 2017, an international ranking assessing the scientific performance and collaboration of more than 900 universities worldwide according to a wide set of bibliometric indicators in indexed publications in the database of the Thomson Reuters Web of Science during the period 2012-2015.

In this international ranking –created by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) of Leiden University (the Netherlands)- the institutions with a higher scientific performance worldwide are Harvard University (United States), the University of Toronto (Canada), Zhejiang University (Hangzhou), the University of Michigan (United States) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China).

The UB, among the top 150 universities worldwide regarding scientific impact

Regarding the indicators of scientific impact, the University of Barcelona is listed among the 150 top universities worldwide in number of publications, and holds the 132nd position, with 6.079, according to the used fractioned counting method. In Europe, it holds the 36th position in a list led by the University of Oxford (United Kingdom). The other top universities of this international ranking in Spain are the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (176), the Complutense University of Madrid (179), University of Granada (234) and the University of Valencia (249). The University of Barcelona leads the list in Spain regarding the indicators P (top 1%), P (top 10%) and P (top 50%), which correspond respectively to the amount of scientific publications included in the 1%, 10% and 50% of the most cited papers worldwide.

Regarding the areas of knowledge, the UB is the top institution in Spain in number of publications on Biomedical and Health Sciences (2.713), Life and Earth Sciences (1.049) and Social Sciences and Humanities (553).

The University of Barcelona holds the top position in Spain and Europe regarding bibliometric indicators on collaboration with other institutions and countries. In these bibliometric indicators –P (collab) and P( int collab)- the UB leads the list in the disciplines of Biomedical and Health Sciences and Life and Earth Sciences.    


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