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The UC3M is the second highest ranked Spanish university for its performance

According to the U-Ranking 2020


The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is the second highest ranked Spanish university for its overall performance according to the U-Ranking 2020, developed by the BBVA Foundation and the Valencian Institute of Economic Research (Ivie in the Spanish acronym).

U-Ranking 2020

The UC3M is the best higher education institution in the Community of Madrid and shares second place nationally with the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, and the Polytechnic University of Valencia, just behind the Pompeu Fabra University.

In its eighth edition, the U-Ranking has considered both teaching and research and innovation activities. In regard to teaching, the UC3M ranks first in Spain, along with two other public and five private universities. In regard to research and innovation, in which the twelve Spanish universities with the highest performanceare public universities, the UC3M stands out by ranking fourth nationally.

The ranking assesses 20 indicators related to the quality, university internationalisation, output, and resources available. In regard to teaching, aspects such as evaluation and success rate, faculty-student ratio, the number of international students, or the cut-off mark are considered. In regard to research and innovation, competitive public resources and European H2020 funding granted to lecturers, the percentage of co-authored international publications, defended doctoral theses, citations per document, or the mean impact factor are evaluated among others.

Further information:

Web del U-Ranking