News from CEXS-UPF
Times Higher Education (THE) has just published the 2017-2018 edition of the World University Rankings, one of the most prestigious rankings with most global projection. In this latest edition, UPF, has climbed 35 places compared to last year, from 175 to 140, and has achieved its best results to date. In addition, it now ranks as the top University in the Spanish State and 60th in Europe.
This annual ranking (now in its 13th year, including more than 1,100 institutions) is based on a combination of 13 indicators corresponding to five major areas weighted as follows: Teaching (30%), Research (30%), Citations (30%), Internationalization (7.5%) and Transfer (2.5%). With respect to the scores achieved last year in each of the areas, UPF has risen in three of the five items (Teaching, Research and Citations), remains stable for Transfer, and is slightly lower in Internationalization. Its overall score has also gone up from 52.8 to 56.9 points.
Most notable are the improvements in the indicators of Teaching, rising from 30.3 to 34.7, and Research, from 33 to 38.9. The Citations indicator (which measures the impact of publications and, therefore, the influence of the research carried out by each institution) has climbed from 93.1 to 97.1 and puts UPF in 33rd position in the world in this field, and is the indicator in which the University most excels. The Transfer indicator hardly varies, dropping from 40.5 to 40, while Internationalization has fallen slightly, from 65.1 to 62.3.