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  • International mobility students

Position in the main international rankings

GRAS - Dentistry and Oral Sciences
151-200 out of 300
World rank
3 out of 8
National rank

Shanghai Ranking’s. Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022 ranks the world’s top institutions in 54 subjects across 5 fields: natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences and social sciences. The total number of institutions included in the ranking varies by subject. In the case of Dentistry and Oral Sciences, for example, the ranking lists the world’s top 300 institutions.

This ranking analyse roughly 5,000 higher education institutions.

Each subject is assessed using five indicators:

  • (Q1): number of papers authored by an institution in the same subject during the period 2016-2020.
  • (CNCI): impact of the normalised citations in the subject during the period 2016-2020.
  • (IC): international collaboration on publications during the period 2016-2020.
  • (TOP): number of papers published in top journals in the academic subject during the period 2016-2020.
  • (Award): total number of staff at the institution who have won an award in the academic subject since 1981.

Methodology

With regards to UIC Barcelona, the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022 ranks the at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya in the subject “Dentistry and Oral Sciences” as follows:

  • World rank: 151-200 out of 300
  • National rank: 3 out of 8

Shanghai Ranking

Times Higher Education World University Rankings
801-1000 out of 1662
World ranking
= 20 out of 52
National ranking

Times Higher Education World University Rankings provides a ranking of the best universities in the world, assessing their performance using the following indicators that are grouped into five areas: teaching (the learning environment); research (volume, income and reputation); citations (research influence); international outlook (staff, students and research); and industry income (knowledge transfer), as well as academic reputation.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings continues to be the leading international ranking that underpins excellence in higher education. This year, the ranking includes 1,662 institutions from 99 countries, based on the participation of 2,114 higher education and research institutions from around the world.

The Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC Barcelona) has been ranked in the following positions in the THE World University Rankings 2022:

  • World ranking: 801-1000 out of 1662
  • National ranking: = 20 out of 52

 

Rank times

Times Higher Education World University Rankings: Clinical and Health
501-600 out of 925
World ranking
= 11 de 41
National ranking

Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject provides a ranking of the best universities in the world by subject, covering eleven subjects and providing a general description of the best places in the world for studying a particular discipline.

The eleven different fields are arts and humanities; business and economics; clinical and health; computer science; education; engineering; law; life sciences; physical sciences; psychology and social sciences.

The methodology used to compile the World University Rankings by subject is based on thirteen performance indicators, which are grouped into five areas: Teaching, research, citations, international outlook, industry income and academic reputation, which are recalibrated to suit each subject individually.

UIC Barcelona has been included in the Clinical and Health ranking, which includes fields such as medicine, dentistry and others related to health (physiotherapy, nursing, bioengineering and biomedical sciences).

UIC Barcelona has been ranked in the following positions in the THE World University Rankings by subject 2022:

  • World ranking: 501-600 out of 925
  • National ranking: = 11 de 41

 

Rank times

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings
201-250 out of 539
World ranking
12 out of 32
National ranking

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings list the world’s best universities founded after 1972. It is based on the same 13 performance indicators as the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, which are grouped into five pillars: teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income, but the weightings have been adjusted to give less weight to reputation. 

UIC Barcelona has been ranked in the following position in the THE Young University Rankings 2022:

  • World ranking: 201-250 out of 539
  • National ranking: 12 out of 32

Rank times

U-Multirank
121
European position of 1.103
12
National position of 76

U-Multirank has published the results of their 9th ranking of around 2,200 universities from 96 countries, which compares both institutional performance and performance in the 30 areas of knowledge that have been assessed this year.

This year marks the publication of the 9th U-Multirank project, which is promoted and funded by the European Union, the Bertelsmann Foundation and Santander Bank and developed by a Consortium led by the professor Dr Frans van Vught of Vuhold BV, the professor Dr Frank Ziegele from the Centre for Higher Education (CHE) and other organisations that make up the Consortium such as the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) and the CYD Foundation.

U-Multirank is based on indicators divided into the following dimensions: Teaching and learning; Research; Knowledge Transfer; International Orientation and Regional Engagement.

The CYD Foundation collaborates in the collection of data from the Spanish university system and uses some of these indicators to create their own ranking.

The U-Multirank methodology is multi-dimensional and compares the quality of higher education institutions and ranks the performance and satisfaction level of each university from A (very good), B (good), C (average), D (below average) and E (weak).

U-Multirank is based on different sources of data provided by the institutions themselves, bibliometric databases such as the Web of Science and international patent databases, as well as national databases such as the SIIU.

UIC Barcelona is ranked 121st out of the 1,103 participating universities across Europe, and 12th of of the 76 Spanish universities.

Multirank

MosIUR
901-1000 out of 1800
World ranking
=38 out of 56
National ranking

The International Ranking “The Three University Missions Ranking” is an academic ranking that begins in 2017 and that evaluates higher education institutions according to the three university missions that are, education, scientific research and the relationship between the university and society, the latter analyzed for the first time in a world academic ranking.

The classification methodology of this ranking uses criteria based on official data, as well as data from renowned international information providers. Reputation surveys are completely excluded.

The global weight of indicators by dimension is 45% for Education, 25% for Research and 30% for University and Society.

The indicators that measure each dimension and the data collection sources are as follows:

Indicadors que mesuren cada dimensió del rànquing MosIUR

“The Three University Missions Ranking” 2022, has classified 1,800 universities from 103 countries, from a list of more than 2,200 higher education institutions from 129 countries.

Universitat Internacional de Catalunya has been ranked in the following positions in the Three University Missions Ranking 2022:

World ranking: 901-1000 of 1800 Universities

National ranking: =38 of 56 Universities

 

MosIUR

uniRank
2.691
World position of 13.800
63
National position of 75

UniRank is the leading international higher education directory and search engine featuring reviews and rankings of over 13,800 officially recognised universities in 200 countries. uniRank includes higher education institutions from across the world which satisfy the following requirements:

  • They are officially recognised, licensed and/or accredited by national or regional bodies.
  • They are officially authorised to grant at least four-year bachelor's degrees and/or postgraduate degrees.
  • They provide higher-education programmes predominantly in a traditional, on-site, non-distance education format.

The uniRank University Ranking which, according to the IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence, is included in the world ranking of universities and is not an academic ranking, but rather a university ranking based on online data. Their objective it is to provide an approximate global ranking of world universities based upon their web presence and popularity in terms of estimated traffic, trust/authority and quality link popularity. This is especially intended to help international students and academic staff to understand how popular a specific higher education institution is in a foreign country.

uniRank University Ranking’s data sources based upon an algorithm including five unbiased and independent web metrics extracted from four different web intelligence sources:

  • Moz Domain Authority
  • Alexa Global Rank
  • SimilarWeb Global Rank
  • Majestic Referring Domains
  • Majestic Trust Flow

Web metrics data are collected on the same week to minimize temporal fluctuations and maximize comparability.

uniRank offers rankings per country, which for Spain includes a ranking of 75 national universities.

Number of ranked institutions: 200 across the world and 75 in Spain

UIC Barcelona Ranking 2022

Global position: 2.691
National position: 63

Since 2018, uniRank has published four new university rankings aimed at appraising the social media presence and popularity of higher education institutions in the two main social platforms:

 

uniRank Twitter University Ranking

This uniRank page provides some information on the adoption of the social platform Twitter among higher education institutions and leads to the most comprehensive list of Universities and Colleges with an official presence on Twitter. The aim is to provide a popularity index for each university on Twitter, based on the total number of followers, not to rank the higher education institutions for the educational quality or academic level of the services provided.

Currently 8,150 out of a total of 13,798 higher education institutions in the world, included in the uniRank database, have adopted an official institutional Twitter page.

Results from the 2021 Ranking Universitat Internacional de Catalunya National position
48 out of the 72 Spanish universities with 15,944 followers

 

uniRank Facebook University Ranking

This Ranking provides some information on the adoption of the social platform Facebook among higher education institutions and leads to the most comprehensive list of universities with an official presence on Facebook. The aim is to provide a popularity index for each university on Facebook, based on the total number of likes, not to rank the higher education institutions for the educational quality or academic level of the services provided.

Currently 10,076 out of a total of 13,798 higher education institutions in the world, included in the uniRank database, have adopted an official institutional Facebook page.

Results from the 2021 Ranking Universitat Internacional de Catalunya National position
25 out of the 75 Spanish universities with 34,160 likes

unirank

Ranking Web of Universities
1.732
World position
643
European position
55
National position

July 2022*

Ranking Web of Universities promote academic presence on the Internet, supporting open access initiatives that increase the transfer of the scientific and cultural knowledge generated by universities.

Its methodology is based on the following indicators: presence (discontinued), impact (50%), openness (10%) and excellence (40%). It is published twice a year, in January and July.

Total number of ranked institutions: 11.992.

Number of ranked institutions in Spain: 278.

Number of ranked institutions in Europe: 6.017.

Indicator Position
Impact 3.323
Openness 1.851
Excellence 1.761

Ranking Web Of Universities

University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP)
1.810/3.002
World rank
54/66
National rank

University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) aims to help universities identify potential areas of progress through 6 specific indicators of academic performance based on the quality, quantity and internationality of the publications. The weight of each indicator is distributed as follows.

Article: 21%

Total Document: 10%

Citation: 21%

Article Impact Total: 18%

Citation Impact Total: 15%

International Collaboration: 15%

Outcome UIC Barcelona by indicator:

University Country Article Citation Total Document AIT CIT Collaboration Total
Universitat Internacional de Catalunya SPAIN 27,24 42,14 17,32 36,37 32,9 27,87 183,84

Outcome UIC Barcelona at the national rank: 54/66 universities

Outcome UIC Barcelona world rank: 1.810/3.002 universities

Outcome by subject:

Dentistry

Outcome UIC Barcelona by indicator:

University Article Citation Total Document AIT CIT Collaboration Total
Universitat Internacional de Catalunya 42,07 61,16 20,20 52,42 45,87 48,13 269,85

Outcome UIC Barcelona at the national rank: 5/6 universities

Outcome UIC Barcelona world rank: 146/250 universities

Medical and Health Sciences

Outcome UIC Barcelona by indicator:

University Article Citation Total Document AIT CIT Collaboration Total
Universitat Internacional de Catalunya 63,22 63,05 30,04 54,04 45,03 45,12 300,50

Outcome UIC Barcelona at the national rank: 31/60 universities

Outcome UIC Barcelona world rank: 830/2000 universities

Methodology

URAP - University Ranking by Academic Academic Performance

URAP

Nature Index

The Nature Index is an open database of author affiliations and institutional relationships. The Index tracks contributions to research articles published in 82 high-quality natural-science journals, chosen based on reputation by an independent group of researchers.

The Nature Index provides absolute Count and fractional Share counts of article publication at the institutional and national level and, as such, is an indicator of global high-quality research output and collaboration.

The data in the Nature Index is updated regularly, and refers to the period from January 1 to December 31 of the year preceding each year of publication available under a license Creative Commons at nature.com/nature-index/.

National ranking

2022 tables: Institutions - academic | Annual tables | Nature Index

UIC Barcelona results

Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) | Productos de la institución | Índice de la Naturaleza (nature.com)

 

Nature Index

Scimago Institutions Rankings (SIR)
=494/4.364
World rank
=286/706
Western Europe
48/74
National rank

The Scimago Institutions Rankings (SIR) is a classification of academic and research-related institutions from around the world ranked by a composite indicator that combines three different sets of indicators based on research performance, innovation outputs and societal impact measured by their web visibility. This ranking is based on data from Scopus.

The calculation is generated each year from the results obtained over a period of five year ending two years before the edition of the ranking.

Scimago ranks UIC Barcelona:

  • World rank: = 494 /4.364
  • Western Europe rank: = 286/706
  • National rank: 48/74

Scimago Institutions Rankings (SIR) by subject

Dentistry

World Rank: 128/605

Western Europe Rank: 41/154

National Rank: 5/15

Medicine

World Rank: =556/2.567

Western Europe Rank: 305/765

National Rank: 44/65

Psychology

World Rank: =544/1.774

Western Europe Rank: =285/511

National Rank: 43/64

Arts and Humanities

World Rank: =519/1979

Western Europe Rank: =310/541

National Rank: =53/66

Business, Management and Accounting

World Rank: =715/2.370

Western Europe Rank: =357/565

National Rank: 52/65

Economics, Econometrics and Finance

World Rank: =630/1854

Western Europe Rank: 345/477

National Rank: 54/59

Enviroment Science

World Rank: =375/3.288

Western Europe Rank: =209/589

National Rank: 32/60

Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

World Rank: =548/2.781

Western Europe Rank: =287/502

National Rank: 47/58

Social Sciences

World Rank: =666/2.980

Western Europe Rank: =351/630

National Rank: 57/73

Scimago

UI GreenMetric World University Ranking on Sustainability
472 out of 956
Global rank

UI GreenMetric World University Ranking on Sustainability is a Universitas Indonesia initiative first launched in 2010.

The aim of this ranking is to assess the current conditions and policies related to green campuses and sustainability in universities all over the world, by conducting an online survey that gathers information from six indicators:

  1. Setting and infrastructure (SI) (15%)
  2. Energy and climate change (CE) (21%)
  3. Waste (WS) (18%) 
  4. Water (WR) (10%)
  5. Transport /TR) (18%)
  6. Education and research (ED) (18%)

The Universitat Internacional de Catalunya has been ranked 472th out of 956 universities from around the world.  

View results here.

GreenMetric World University Ranking

 

Position in the main national rankings

Fundación CYD
10/79
Global results
5/30
Field of Architecture

A total of 79 Spanish universities (48 of which are public, and 31 are private) have participated in this 9th edition of the CYD Ranking.

The CYD Ranking has a multidimensional focus and offers indicators that measure and compare universities’ performance in their different activity areas by analysing a total of 37 institutional indicators classified by performance groups (high, intermediate and low), which are grouped into six dimensions: Teaching and Learning; Research; Knowledge Transfer; International Outlook; Contribution to Regional Development and Employability (the latter in the field ranking).

The CYD Ranking makes it possible to measure and compare universities’ performance on two levels:

Institutional
Offers an overall analysis of the University.

Field of knowledge
Offers an analysis of all bachelor's and master’s degrees, which due to their level of homogeneity constitute a particular thematic area. For this edition, UIC Barcelona has participated in the field of Architecture.

Although it doesn’t provide a unique position for each university, the CYD Ranking ranks universities according to the number of indicators that have obtained a high, intermediate or low performance.

Institutional level, UIC Barcelona ranks 10th out of 79 Spanish universities and once again stands out in the dimension of "Contribution to Regional Development".
Overall results

Field of Knowledge level, UIC Barcelona:

  • In the field of Architecture, it is ranked 5th out of 30 Spanish universities

Overall results by field of knowledge

 

Ranking CYD

U-Ranking
6 out of 12
Global Result. U-Ranking
32 out of 35
Global Result. U-Ranking Volum

The U-Ranking of Spanish Universities (Synthetic Indicators of Spanish Universities) is a joint initiative of the BBVA Foundation and the Valencian Institute of Economic Research (IVIE). In the 10th edition 2022, a total of 72 universities, 48 publics and 24 private, are analyzed, covering 98% of the Spanish University System in terms of number of undergraduate students and analyzing more than 3,500 official Bachelor's Degree.

The results are presented in two formats:

  • U-Ranking Volume, which ranks universities based on their total volume of results- teaching and research and innovation of Spanish universities- and, therefore, the size of the university plays a role in it along with the performance of each institution.
  • U-Ranking, which ranks universities based on performance- teaching and research and innovation- by size of the institution to make them comparable.

The two dimensions analysed by this ranking are: teaching, research and innovation.

U-Ranking UIC Barcelona global result

University

Level

Index

UIC Barcelona

6

1

(1) Divided into 12 levels

U-Ranking UIC Barcelona results by dimensions

Dimension

Level

Index

Teaching 1

3

1,1

Research and innovation 2

12

0,8

(1) Divided into 7 levels
(2) Divided into 19 levels

U-Ranking Volume UIC Barcelona, global result

University

Level

Index

UIC Barcelona

32

0.3

(1) Divided into 35 levels

U-Ranking Volume UIC Barcelona results by dimensions

Dimension

Level

Index

Teaching 1

27

0.4

Research and innovation2

32

0.3

(1) Divided into 30 levels
(2) Divided into 35 levels

Postgraduate ranking

U-Ranking 2022 offers a specific analysis of postgraduate training - master's and doctorate - at the universities of the Spanish University System. The report addresses the evolution of these studies in the last decade and their different structure depending on the university academic activity and subject .

U-Ranking UIC Barcelona by subject

Subject

Level

Index

Health Science1

6

1

(1) Divided into 10 levels

 

u-ranking

Fundación Compromiso y Transparencia
3 out of 26 private universities
Transparent

The Fundación Compromiso y Transparencia (Commitment and Transparency Foundation) aims to promote the good governance, transparency, accountability and social impact of institutions, ensuring that the information on their websites is:

  • Visible: the information should be presented simply
  • Accessible: the information should be easily seen without the need for permissions
  • Updated: the information must be up-to-date
  • Integral: the information must be complete

The Foundation uses 27 indicators to assess transparency and divide the universities into three categories with the following scores:

  • Transparent: private universities that comply with at least 36 of the 48 transparency points, which should include the financial statement indicaotrs and audit report.
  • Translucent: private universities that comply with at least 25 of the 48 transparency points.
  • Opaque: private universities that comply with fewer than 25 transparency points.

UIC Barcelona is classed as transparent, as it complies with 41 of the 48 transparency points.

Compromís transparència

Dyntra
=42/77
Spanish universities
=3/27
Private universities

Dynamic Transparency Index (Dyntra) aims to measure public information from governments, public authorities, political parties, elected representatives and the various stakeholders in a dynamic, efficient, transparent, open way. A study has been conducted to assess the public transparency of Spanish universities based on an assessment of their transparency level using the Dyntra methodology.

Methodology
An analysis of universities’ transparency using 169 indicators in five different groups: 1. Institutional transparency; 2. Public communication; 3. Citizen participation and collaboration; 4. Economic-financial transparency; 5. Transparency when contracting services.

 

Indicators 2022
Global 79 of 169 indicators (46,75%)
Institutional transparency 50 of 84 indicators (59,52%)
Public communication 15 of 25 indicators (60%)
Citizen participation and collaboration 8 of 21 indicators (38,10%)
Economic-financial transparency 5 of 20 indicators (25%)
Contracting services 1 of 19 indicators (5,26%)

Dyntra

FORBES 2022: Best Spanish universities
14 out of 25
Spanish universities

The Universitat Internacional de Catalunya has been ranked in the top 25 Spanish universities in 14th place according to the Spanish edition of Forbes magazine.

In this 2nd edition, 88 universities registered by the Integrated University Information System (SIIU) of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport were included, of which only 25 have been classified.

This ranking evaluates the academic content of the courses, diversity, the balance between research and preparation of students for working life, career opportunities, prestige perceived by students, networking and internationalisation.

The evaluation criteria for this ranking have been analysed by an international committee of experts in higher education, including Professor Hans de Wit of the School of Education and Human Development of Boston College, USA; Charles Goldman, lecturer and economist at Rand; and Jamil Salmi, specialist in higher education and advisor to over a hundred governments and universities.

The criteria are divided into 5 blocks: Price and accessibility (10%); student experience (30%); preparation for working life (30%); quality of research and teaching staff (15%) and international perspective (15%). 

Forbes based the analysis of the ranking on data from the Barometer of University Employability and Employment, data from the Observatory of University Employability and Employment, statistics and indicators from the SIIU, as well as the data collected by the universities themselves through a survey with more than 50 questions.

Ranking El Mundo 2022: top 50 degree programmes
3rd position in its category
Bachelor’s degree in Dentistry

The ranking analyses the most popular fifty degree programmes among students and the five best universities to study them at.  To write this report, the newspaper analysed 25 selection criteria in detail, the opinion of 2.000 lecturers and also external studies (international rankings and reports for the Spanish National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation, etc.).

UIC Barcelona has once more appeared in the best Spanish universities ranking in the El Mundo newspaper.  Specifically, the Bachelor's Degree in Dentistry is ranked among the best in Spain for another year.

El Mundo particularly highlights the University Dental Clinic in the Faculty of Dentistry and its facilities that are equipped with the most cutting-edge technology. 

Ranking El Mundo 2022: top 250 master's degrees
3rd position in its category
Master International Cooperation Sustainable Emergency Architecture
4rd position in its category
Master’s Degree in Periodontology

The El Mundo ranking of best master’s degree programmes analyses 250 master's programmes of different universities and business schools in 50 specialisations. Each category includes the top five universities that teach the best master’s degrees, and includes a comprehensive MBA guide of the best business schools that offer them.

25 selection criteria have been analysed in the research: among them the demand of the master's degree, human resources, curriculum, results and material resources.

"In the case of the Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Production Systems, a high percentage of students take the part-time course. These students need at least 2 years to graduate, which significantly reduces the graduation rate within the expected time frame (d). For the 2020-2021 academic year, 91.84% of new students are part-time, justifying a 6.12% graduation rate within the expected time frame (d)."

*The graduation and dropout rate for official bachelor's degrees during the 2021-2022 academic year are currently being studied, with a view to being updated.

*The academic performance of the official master´s degrees during the 2021-2022 academic year is currently being studied, with a view to being updated.

Employment rate 7th edition AQU Catalunya
91,7 %
Bachelor’s degrees
92 %
Master’s degrees

Actions

The Alumni & Careers department of the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya aims to build the bridges necessary to allow our graduates to join the job market, which is why it organises different initiatives throughout the academic year:

Alumni Community

  • Lifelong learning, continuing education
  • Mentorship

Professional careers

  • Career Center: We have a job portal where we publish job offers from different professional levels to our students and Alumni, facilitating their integration into the national and international job market.
  • Guidance for searching for a job: Advice is provided on how to improve job search tools through personalised sessions.
  • Career coaching: One-to-one coaching to help achieve professional objectives, job transition and to improve employability.
  • Training for employment: Talks, conferences, training to improve job searches and employability at all levels.
  • Continuous guidance: (legal, other.)

Results

The Universitat Internacional de Catalunya is also collaborating with the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency (AQU Catalunya) in carrying out an employment survey to obtain reliable data and evidence on the employability of graduates of higher education programmes (bachelor's and master's degrees), which will enable us to take decisions that help improve teaching.

AQU Catalunya has conducted the employment survey of the entire Catalan university system every three years since 2001, and in its twenty years of existence it has already accumulated more than 100,000 records, with a response rate of approximately 50%. These data confirm the validity of the survey, the reliability of the data and consolidate the survey as one of the most representative, comprehensive and important surveys in Europe. The population surveyed are graduates who completed their studies three years ago, which provides an accurate picture of their progression and integration into the labour market, providing information on the timescale, quality and pathway they have followed, as well as their degree of satisfaction with the education they have received.

UIC Barcelona has participated in this study since 2014, given that the results and conclusions drawn from the survey are considered representative. At the same time, the fact of being able to obtain comparative data with the rest of the universities in Catalonia is highly valued.

The most up-to-date data are those corresponding to the 7th edition of the survey, carried out in early 2020 and completed by graduates who finished their studies in the 2015-2016 academic year.

More than 35,000 people were surveyed in this latest study: 17,500 bachelor's degree and higher artistic education graduates, 12,000 master's degree graduates and 2,500 doctoral degree graduates, figures that represent half of the reference population (bachelor's degree graduates between 2015 and 2016, except for medicine graduates from the 2012-2013 graduating cohort, and higher artistic education, master's degree and doctoral degree graduates from the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 academic years).

The general results of all studies carried out by AQU Catalunya can be viewed via this link.

Employability

Higher education Employment rate 7th edition AQU Catalunya
Bachelor's degrees 91,70 %
Master's degrees 92 %

 

View results for bachelor’s degrees