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UC3M, among the five best Spanish public universities

According to U-Multirank 2020


Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is ranked among the top five public institutions of higher education in Spain forits number of top performance indicators, according to the latest U-Multirank report, an international ranking of universities promoted by the European Union (EU).

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This ranking, which analyzes data from 79 public and private universities in our country, assesses the performance of institutions in five dimensions: teaching and learning, research, knowledge transfer, international orientation and regional engagement.  Within this framework, it compares universities’ performance through 36 indicators and classifies them with a scoring system that goes from “A” (very good) to “E” (weak).

In this seventh edition, UC3M has obtained a good or very good performance score in twenty indicators, particularly standing out in two dimensions: its international orientation (assessing aspects such as student and faculty mobility, degree programs taught in a foreign language, and international doctorate degrees) and its regional engagement (analyzing graduate employment in the region, regional joint publications and regional publications with industrial partners, among other data).

Contacts with the business environment

UC3M leads the ranking of the 25 best universities in the world for its contacts with the economic and business environment in its Master’s programs. This ranking takes into account inclusion of professional internships in the curriculum, percentage of students doing professional internships, and teaching by practitioners from outside university departments, among other aspects.

In the ranking by subject, UC3M holds first place in Spain in Economics, followed by Universidad Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and the Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB), and it is ranked second in Political Science and in Sociology.

This international ranking includes results from 1,759 universities in 92 countries throughout the world and analyzes more than 11,400 degree programs in 28 subject areas. Based on empirical data, U-Multirank compares institutions with similar profiles and allows users to develop their own personalized rankings according to their interests and priorities.  The data included in U-Multirank comes from different sources:  the universities themselves, bibliometric databases and international patents, government ministries and surveys of over 1000,000 students from the participating universities.

U-Multirank, is funded by the European Commission, with support from Bertelsmann Foundation, the EU Erasmus+ program and Grupo Santander.  It is undertaken through an independent consortium led by the Centre for Higher Education (CHE) in Germany, the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) from the University of Twente, the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) from Leiden University(both in the Netherlands) and the Fundación Conocimiento y Desarrollo (CYD) in Spain. This entity, responsible for gathering data sent to U-Multirank, publishes the CyD ranking as well as the CyD Report.

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