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UC3M, the second ranked Spanish university according to the U-Ranking 2019

Fundación BBVA & IVIE


Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) ranks as the second Spanish university in overall performance, after the Universidad Pompeu Fabra, according to the U-Ranking 2019, carried out by the Fundación BBVA and the Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas- IVIE (Valencian Institute of Economic Research).

U-Ranking 2019

UC3M holds the first position among Spanish universities in research and technological development. The top twelve Spanish universities in performance are public, according to this ranking.

The U-Ranking 2019 presents the seventh edition of the Synthetic Indicators of Spanish Universities (ISSUE), in which 62 universities, 48 public and 14 private ones, are assessed.

The ranking works with 25 indicators related to quality, internationalization, output and resources available. In teaching, aspects such as the evaluation rate and the success rate, the number of faculty members per student, and the number of international students are taken into account. In research, doctoral theses defended, the number of citations per article, the mean impact, and the percentage of articles with international co-authorship are assessed. In innovation and technological development, income for continuing professional development, the number and quality of patents, together with income from international contracts are evaluated.