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UC3M continues to be among the best universities in the world

QS World University Rankings 2024


The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) moves up one place and is ranked 319th in the world in the new edition of the QS World University Rankings, which ranks nearly 1,500 universities from over a hundred countries, and is among the 10 best Spanish institutions.

QS World University Rankings 2024

UC3M stands out due to its reputation from employers – human resources managers and company CEOs –, a field in which it ranks 177th worldwide. It also holds top positions due to its sustainability, academic reputation and the ratio between the number of students and teaching staff.

This ranking, first developed in 2004 by the British consultancy firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), analyses the performance of universities in four areas: teaching, employability, internationalisation and research. To do this, it is based on nine metrics (three more than last year), the institution’s academic reputation, which accounts for 30% of the total score; its reputation from the point of view of employers (15%); the ratio between teaching staff and students (10%); the citations that the research staff’s scientific publications have received (5%); the number of foreign teaching staff (5%) and international students (5%); the international research network (5%); alumni employment results (5%); and the institution’s sustainability. 

The top global positions in the twentieth edition of this ranking are held by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, Harvard University and Stanford University. In total, this ranking includes a total of 1,499 universities from 104 locations. Of the ranked universities, 35 are in Spain.

More information:

QS World University Rankings 2024 website