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UC3M moves up in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

It stands out in 10 academic disciplines


Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) holds noteworthy spots in 10 of the 29 academic disciplines assessed in the “QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017”. With respect to the previous edition, it has moved up in three broad subject areas: Social Sciences and Management; Engineering and Technology; and Arts and Humanities.

QS World University Rankings by Subject

It is a top performer in two academic subjects, Accounting and Finance, and Economics and Econometrics, where UC3M ranks among the best 100 universities worldwide. In addition, in Business and Management Studies, Law, and Statistics and Operational Research, UC3M once again is found among the first 150 universities. It likewise is ranked in two new academic subjects:  Mechanical Engineering and Sociology (appearing for the first time in the top 300 spots.). Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics also hold noteworthy positions.

Compiled by the British consultancy Company, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), this world ranking analyzes and assesses 4,438 universities globally. The 2017 edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, published annually since 2011, analyzes 46 academic disciplines (four more than last year).

This study takes into account factors such as academic reputation, employer reputation, number of scientific publication research citations, and the h-index, which measures quantity (production), as well as the quality (impact) of its scientific activity.

The QS general ranking also considers the student/faculty ratio and the attraction of international students and international faculty, among other factors.  Along these lines, universities are assessed in accordance with quality parameters in teaching and research, graduate employability and the international commitment of their institutions.  

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