The URV remains the second-best university younger than 50 years old in Catalonia and Spain

The Times Higher Education “Young University Ranking” ranks the URV as the 112th best young university and confirms its excellence in teaching, research and knowledge transfer

The Universitat Rovira i Virgili has once again been recognised in the Times Higher Education (THE) “Young University Ranking”, which ranks the best universities in the world younger than fifty years old. According to this ranking, the URV has improved compared to last year: of the 1,172 universities analysed, it is ranked in 112th position, and is the second university in Catalonia and Spain, behind the UPF.

The “Young University Ranking” contains 673 young universities – 68 more than in the previous edition – from 79 countries that have achieved a high level of excellence. Although data from 1,172 universities are taken into account, not all of them appear in the ranking, which is based on thirteen indicators grouped in five categories: teaching (learning environment), research (volume and reputation), citations (impact of published work), internationalisation (of staff, students, and faculty), and knowledge transfer. As in the previous editions, this methodology gives less weight to reputation through surveys, which reflects the special characteristics of younger universities.

This ranking is particularly significant for younger institutions, and demonstrates their impact in areas such as teaching, research and knowledge transfer, in contrast to more traditional institutions that have often had more time to build up a reputation. The URV stands out for the quality of its research and its presence in the international academic landscape.

In this year’s edition, the Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) has secured the first position, followed by the University of Sciences and Letters of Paris and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Times Higher Education is a leading international publication in the field of higher education, which is supported by Elsevier through the Scopus database. For more information: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2024/young-university-rankings

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