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Rankings and Accreditations


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34th spot worldwide and ranked 16th in Europe, on QS Top 50 Under 50 2020 Ranking 

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Among the 50 best European universities in teaching excellence according to the 2019 THE Teaching ranking.

WUR 2019

298rd position on the QS World University Rankings 2020

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Classified in the Shanghai Ranking as one of the best universities in the world in 12 academic subjects.

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Leader in student mobility ranking for the Erasmus+ program.

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The UC3M is ranked among the 150 best universities in the world according to the new edition of the QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2020.

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Ranked among the best 500 universities worldwide in Engineering and Technology, according to the 2018 Times Higher Education Engineering and Technology Rankings


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The first Spanish university in capacity to attract top students and the leader in international mobility, according to the report, “La Universidad Española en Cifras 2015/2016” (The Spanish University infigures 2016/2017 from the CRUE-Conferencia de Rectores de las Universidades Españolas (Conference of Spanish University Rectors).

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Ranked second among Spanish universities for performance 
according to U-2019 Ranking.

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Thirteen UC3M undergraduate degrees ranked among the best in Spain according to the El Mundo newspaper’s 50 CARRERA Ranking.

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UC3M Master’s programs are among the best in Spain according to the guide 250 Máster El Mundo 2019.

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The top Spanish university in international orientation and among the best Spanish universities in performance, according to the Fundación Conocimiento y Desarrollo (Knowledge and Development Foundation) Ranking.


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Our degree programs have obtained the most prestigious engineering accreditation in Europe, the EUR-ACE label, awarded by the ENNAEE (European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education).

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The first public university to have obtained the AACSB accreditation. This recognition is granted to fewer than 5% of business administration degree programs worldwide.

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HR Excellence in Research in human resources policy for researchers, a quality award, granted by the EU.

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Accreditation from the CAIA Association for the Master’s in Finance program.

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The sole Spanish public university accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) for the MBA- Máster Universitario en Administración de Empresas.

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UC3M bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting has the certification of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)