Four Catalan universities among the 500 best in the world
The Universitat de Barcelona (UB), the Universitat Atuònoma de Barcelona (UAB), the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) are among the top 500 in the world ranking of Shanghai. The Universitat de Barcelona (UB) is the only university in Spain that appears among the 200 best in the world. It Ranked 151 and is on the list for the second consecutive year.
Since 2003, and on an annual basis, the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), analyzes the international university scene based on six key indicators: the number of students and teachers who have won Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, the number of highly cited researchers, the number of articles published in journals of science and nature, the number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index – Expanded (SCIE) and Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), and per capita performance with respect of the size of an institution.
The world ranking continues being led by US universities, but a total of 13 Spanish centers are among the 500 best in the world.
Note also that by theme, in Medicine, the University of Barcelona is among the 75 best in the world, is among the top 200 in Science and Life Science and Chemistry and Physics are among the top 200.
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