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Rankings and Accreditations


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35th spot worldwide and ranked 10th in Europe, on QS Top 50 Under 50 Ranking 


Among the 138 best universities in the world for employability, according to the THE’s Global University Employability Ranking 2021.

WUR 2019

320st position on the QS World University Rankings 2023

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Classified in the Shanghai Ranking as one of the best universities in the world in 14 academic subjects.


Second best Spanish university according to U-Multirank 2020

Financial Times

The only Spanish public university to appear among Europe’s best business schools.


29rd place in the global ranking of the best centers for specialization in finance according to Finantial Times Business Education Ranking 2022.

THE young

Among the 250 best young universities in the world according to THE Young University Rankings 2020.

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The UC3M is ranked among the 170 best universities in the world and the top ten universities in Spain in terms of employability, according to the new edition of the QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2022.

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Amongst the best universities worldwide in seven academic fields according to THE Ranking by Subject 2022

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Among the 50 best European universities in teaching excellence according to the 2019 THE Teaching ranking.


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Among the 5 best Spanish universities, according to Fundación Conocimiento y Desarrollo CYD Ranking.

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Leader in U2021 Ranking for performance.

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Ranked among the best Spanish universities for its academic performance, according to the report “La Universidad Española en Cifras. Año 2017 y curso académico 2017/2018” (The University in Figures. Year 2017 and academic year 2017/2018) published by the Conferencia de Rectores de las Universidades Españolas (CRUE) (Spanish University Rectors Conference).

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Eleven UC3M Bachelor's degrees ranked among the best in Spain according to El Mundo newspaper’s 50 Degree Ranking 2021.

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22 UC3M Master’s programs are among the best in Spain according to the El Mundo 2022 250 Masters Guide.


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Our degree programs have obtained the most prestigious engineering accreditation in Europe, the EUR-ACE label, awarded by the ENNAEE (European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education).

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The first public university to have obtained the AACSB accreditation. This recognition is granted to fewer than 5% of business administration degree programs worldwide.

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HR Excellence in Research in human resources policy for researchers, a quality award, granted by the EU.

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First university in Europe to obtain the ACEEU dual accreditation for its contribution and impact on the industrial and social fabric

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Accreditation from the CAIA Association for the Master’s in Finance program.

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The sole Spanish public university accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) for the MBA- Máster Universitario en Administración de Empresas.

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UC3M bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting has the certification of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)