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UC3M, among the best universities in the world

QS World University Rankings 2023


The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is ranked 320th in the world in the new edition of the QS World University Rankings, which ranks almost 2,500 universities worldwide, and is among the 10 best Spanish institutions.

La UC3M, entre las mejores universidades del mundo

UC3M stands out due to its reputation from employers – human resources managers and company CEOs –, a field in which it has moved up 5 positions compared to the previous year and in which it is among the 200 best universities in the world. It also holds top positions due to its academic reputation and the ratio between the number of students and teaching staff, in which it has moved up eight positions.

This ranking, first developed in 2004 by the British consultancy firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), analyses the performance of universities in four areas: teaching, employability, internationalisation and research. To do this, it is based on five metrics, the institution’s academic reputation, which accounts for 40% of the total score and is based on the responses of over 130,000 lecturers; its reputation from the point of view of employers; the ratio between teaching staff and students; the citations that the research staff’s scientific publications have received in the last five years; and the number of foreign teaching staff and international students at the institution. 

The top global positions in the nineteenth edition of this ranking are held by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of Cambridge, Stanford University, the University of Oxford and Harvard University. In total, this ranking includes a total of 2,462 universities, an increase of 53% compared to last year's edition. Of the ranked universities, 31 are based in Spain.

More information:

QS World University Rankings 2023 website