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UAB bachelor's degrees improve positions in the "El Mundo" ranking
The UAB has improved its results in the ranking on the most popular degrees which is published each year by the newspaper El Mundo. As a university, it comes in second place behind the Complutense University of Madrid; with regard to bachelor's degrees, 20 of them are among the top five of their category (five of these are ranked in first place).
The UAB stands out once again in a ranking on the 50 most popular degrees in Spain according to El Mundo: the university improves its 2016 results and is now second in the ranking, surpassed only by the Complutense University of Madrid. A total of twenty UAB bachelor's degrees (one more than last year) are among the top five degrees in their category. Of these, five are positioned in first place: Environmental Science, Political Science and Administration, Audiovisual Communication, Advertising and Public Relations and Veterinary Medicine.
In second place are Biology, Social Education, Early Childhood Educatio, Primary Education, Physics, and Translation and Interpreting. In third place are the bachelor's degrees in Biotechnology and Accountancy and Finance. The bachelor's degrees in Economics, Spanish Language and Literature, Mathematics, Journalism and Occupational Therapy rank in fourth place, while Food Science and Technology comes in fifth position.
El Mundo analyses fifty bachelor's degrees offered in universities around Spain. Of these fifty, the UAB offers a total of 35. The results of the classification are based on data obtained from the universities themselves (programme demand, available resources, study plans and results obtained, context data, etc.), questionnaires filled out by the lecturing staff and other objective indicators such as international rankings programmer reports from the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain (ANECA). Each of these aspects were valued at 50, 40 and 10 percent respectively in the final result of each bachelor's degree.
More information: Ranking de Universidades Españolas (El Mundo)
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