In recent years, the UAB has seen recognition for its efforts in promoting quality in teaching, in attracting international talent and in obtaining a growing impact in research, together with a progressive improvement in its classifications in the most prestigious and influential international rankings. Thus, the UAB is well as occupying an outstanding position among Spanish universities in world rankings such as the QS World University Rankings (QS WUR), the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE WUR) and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). It also ranks as one of the best young universities according to specific rankings made for universities less than half a century old by QS and Times Higher Education.
UAB is the third Spanish university
The UAB is the third-ranked university in Spain according to the QS World University Rankings 2019. The UAB is located at position 193 in the world ranking (and 86 in Europe) of the 500 World's Best universities by QS.
The UAB ranks 12th in the world ranking
The UAB is in the 12th position worldwide, 5th at European level, and the second Spanish university in the QS Top 50 under 50 Ranking which classifies the top 50 universities of the world founded less than 50 years ago.
4th best Spanish university
The UAB is located between positions 301 and 400 in the World Ranking produced by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. At Spanish level, the UAB appears as the 4th best university.
UAB ranks as 150 best world universities
In the 2018 edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the UAB is the second Spanish university, occupying position 147 in the world ranking. In Europe, the UAB ranks among the Top 100 (68th position).
The UAB ranks 13th in world classification
In the 2018 edition of the THE Young University Rankings, the UAB ranks 13th, ocuppying the second place among Spanish universities, and 7th among european.
Second university in Spain in volume of scientific activity
According to this report, the UAB ranks second among Spanish universities in total number of publications (Total Output), and ranks 166th of world's higher education institutions.
Second university in Spain in volume and third on impact of scientific activity
UAB ranks 7th in the number of publications at the Ibero-American countries, is the second Spanish university in volume and third in impact of scientific production according to the 2015 edition of the Iberoamerican Ranking Scimago SIR.
UAB ranks 129
UAB is the second university in Spain, the 51st in Europe and 129th in the world according to the 2017-2018 edition of the URAP ranking, published annually by the Middle East Technical University (Turkey). This ranking classifies 2,000 universities in the world according to the number and quality of scientific publications.
UAB ranks World's 178 university
UAB has reached 178th place worldwide in the Global indicator published by the National Taiwan University (NTU) in 2017 on the basis of research activity. UAB remains among 200 best world's universities and consolidates as second spanish university.
UAB has sixteen scientific disciplines among best 100 in the World
Sixteen scientific disciplines at UAB are among the top 100 in the world: Veterinary (placed among 50 best worls universities on 31st place), Archaeology, Anathomy, Art and Design, Modern Languages, Agriculture, Environment, Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, Physics, Comunication, Social Policy and Administration, Economics, Educacion and Sports related subjects, as ranked at QS WUR by Scientific Disciplines Ranking 2018. In overall, UAB is among the top 200 universities in 34 of the 48 subjects classified by QS.
UAB ranks 2nd in spanish universities
UAB ranks 152 in the global rank. At spanish level, occupies second place in the sixth edition of this ranking published by Center for World University Rankings from Saudi Arabia.
UAB is the 3rd spanish university in volume of papers
In the 2018 edition of the Leiden University Ranking of scientific productivity, UAB ranks 196th worldwide. At Spanish level is 3rd in total volume of publications, and 2nd in international collaboration.
The UAB is the second Spanish university in international co-authorship
The Observatory driven by Alliance A4U shows that UAB ranks second in publications by teacher, in the number of publications in the three leading journals in each field of specialization, and international co-authorship. The UAB also ranks third in citations per teacher.
Fisrt Spanish web repository
The Diposit of Digital Documents (DDD) of the UAB is the first Spanish university web repository, according to the January 2017 edition of the Web of World Repositories Ranking developed by the CSIC, and reaches 20th position in world institutional repositories.