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UC3M, among the best in the world in 15 academic fields

2020 Shanghai Ranking by Subjects


Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is ranked among the best in the world in 15 academic fields (3 more than last year), according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), more commonly known as ‘the Shanghai Ranking’, which recently published its 2020 edition of Ranking by Academic Subjects.

Ranking de Shanghai

UC3M holds the top spot in Spain in Finance, Mechanical Engineering and Sociology; it is in second place in Political Science, Statistics, and Telecommunications Engineering; it is ranked third in Economics and Management, fields in which it appears among the Top 200 universities in the world, as likewise occurs with Mathematics. In addition, UC3M holds noteworthy positions at the international level in Instruments Science and Technology, Computer Science Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Energy Science and Engineering, where it is features among the Top 300 worldwide. In Business Administration and Management and Education it is included among the Top 400 and Top 500 worldwide respectively.

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranking,which began to be developed in 2003 by Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China) to assess the quality of the best 500 universities in the world, has been published since 2009 by an independent consultancy firm, the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. Currently, it analyzes  which are the top universities in the world in 54 academic fields, divided into five broad areas: natural sciences, social sciences, life sciences, engineering and medicine.

This ranking uses five criteria to assess universities: the number of scientific articles published; their impact according to a normalized citation index; the percentage of publications with international collaboration; the number of publications selected for high impact journals and top conferences; and the number of researchers from the institution who have received prestigious awards in their fields, such as the Nobel Prize or Fields Medal.

Further information: 

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020 website