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The UB improves its position and leads the QS World University Rankings 2020 in Spain

 

 

19/06/2019

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The University of Barcelona is listed for the first time as the first Spanish university in the 2020 edition of the QS World University Rankings. The UB holds the 165th place and improves one position compared to last year. This improvement contrasts the tendency of most Spanish universities, which have lowered their positions.

In the previous edition, the University of Barcelona held the second place among the Spanish universities after the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), while this year UAM has moved to the 192nd position. Actually, fourteen out of the twenty-seven Spanish universities in the ranking have lost positions. Only four hundred Spanish centers have improved in the ranking, three of them being universities in Barcelona: the UB, which gains a position in the ranking and becomes the top one in Spain, UAB (from 193 to 188) and UPF (from 208 to 285). Therefore, the three top Spanish universities are: UB (165), UAB (188) and UAM (192).

Regarding the indicators, the University of Barcelona outstands in academic reputation, an indicator in which it obtains the 80th position globally. The QS World University Rankings, apart from assessing reputation, which accounts for a 40 %, and employer reputation (10%), it measures scientific citations per faculty (20%) and faculty/student ratio (20%) and the international faculty ratio (5%) and international student ratio (5%).

According to the QS World University Rankings 2020, the top universities worldwide are, in the following order, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Harvard University, University of Oxford, the California Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich, the University of Cambridge, the University College of London, the Imperial College London and the University of Chicago.

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