26/11/2019

URV has ten disciplines ranked among the best in the world according to Times Higher Education 2020

This ranking weighs the results of 13 indicators corresponding to the areas of teaching; research, citations, internationalisation and transfer

Lecturer Bernd Theilen with a student from the United States.

Times Higher Education (THE) has released the rankings of the best universities in the world in 11 disciplines. The URV is present in ten of these. Different universities are ranked depending on each discipline. Therefore, while in Physical Sciences there are 1,054 universities, in Education there are only 477 universities.

Area Global position Total number of universities in the ranking Position in Spain
Arts and Humanities 251-300 536 7th
Social Sciences 251-300 720 4th
Economics and Business 401-500 632 11th
Education 401+ 477 20th
Computer Science 401-500 749 8th
Engineering and Technology 301-400 1008 4th
Life Sciences 251-300 821 3rd
Physical Sciences 251-300 1054 2nd
Psychology 401+ 494 8th
Clinic, Preclinical and Health 501-600 775 12th

*The table is ordered by the ranking publication date.

Compared to other universities in Spain, the best-positioned disciplines are Physical Sciences, where the URV is in second place with five other universities (Autonomous University of Madrid, Balearic Islands, Barcelona, ​​Pablo de Olavide and Laguna); Life Sciences, in third place, with the Autonomous University of Madrid; and Engineering and Technology, in fourth place with five other universities.

This ranking by knowledge areas uses the same system of weighting as the general THE ranking, which is based on 13 indicators corresponding to five main areas: Teaching, Research, Citations, Internationalisation and Transfer.

To see the URV’s position in these five areas, click here.

To see all the rankings by area click here.


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