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The UAB in the rankings

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). 



THE World University Rankings (THE WUR 2023)

UAB ranks as 200 best world universities

In the 2023 edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the UAB is the second Spanish university, occupying position 183 in the world ranking. In Europe, the UAB ranks among the Top 100 (81st position).


QS World University Rankings (QS WUR 2023)

UAB is leading Spanish universities

The UAB is located at position 178 in the world ranking and is leading Spanish universities according to the QS World University Rankings 2023, that ranks of the 500 World's Best universities by QS.


Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU 2022)

2nd best Spanish university

The UAB is located between positions 201 and 300 in the World Ranking produced by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. At Spanish level, the UAB appears as the 2nd best university sharing position with other universities.



Best Global Universities 2023

UAB ranks World's 143 university

UAB is the 143th world university in the Best Global Universities ranking published by the American newspaper US News. At European level occupies the 52nd position and is the second Spanish university.


QS Top 50 Under 50 Ranking (QS 50u50 2018)

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.


THE Young University Rankings (THE YUR 2018)

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.


Round Universities Ranking 2022

UAB ranks Spanish first university

UAB ranks world's 166th university, la 67th in Europe and 1st in Spain, in the 2022 edition of RUR Ranking Agency. In teaching criteria UAB ranks 132nd worldwide.


University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP 2022-2023)

UAB ranks 125

UAB is the second university in Spain, the 47th in Europe and 125th in the world according to the 2022-2023 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.


QS WUR By Subject 2020

UAB has nine scientific disciplines among best 100 in the World

Nine scientific disciplines at UAB are among the top 100 in the world: Veterinary (placed among 50 best worls universities on 31st place), Archaeology, Modern Languages, Agriculture, Geography, Sociology, Social Policy and Administration, Economics, and Educacion, as ranked at QS WUR by Scientific Disciplines Ranking 2020. In overall, UAB is among the top 200 universities in 28 of the 48 subjects classified by QS.


Center for World University Rankings (CWUR 2023)

UAB ranks 2nd in spanish universities

UAB ranks 190 in the global rank. At spanish level, occupies second place in the twelfth edition of this ranking published by Center for World University Rankings from Saudi Arabia.


The CSIC Cybermetrics Lab 2017

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.


Leiden Ranking 2022

UAB ranks 2247th in volume of papers

In the 2022 edition of the Leiden University Ranking of scientific productivity, UAB ranks 247th worldwide. At Spanish level is 3rd in total volume of publications, and 2nd in international collaboration.



U-Ranking 2022

The UAB is among best Spanish universities in research

UAB ranks second in the productivity ranking on research. Moreover, the UAB is in second level in the Productivity global ranking U-Ranking 2022, which groups teaching amd research rankings
U-Ranking is published by the BBVA Foundation and the Institut Valencià d'Investigacions Econòmiques (IVIE).


El Mundo ranking (El Mundo 2022)

UAB ranks third in spanish universities

23 UAB degrees are included in top 5 places in their respective subjects in "Ranking de universidades españolas. 50 grados titulaciones" held by El Mundo newspaper. 


GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities 2022

UAB ranks 51st in the world and is the third Spanish university

UAB ranks 51st in the World and third  in Spain at the 12th edition of GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities. This ranking is hold by Indonesia University, and compares universities efforts for sustainibility and responsive policies with environtment.


Ranking CYD 2022

UAB is the best spanish university by number of high-performance criteria

In the 9th edition of the ranking held by Fundación CYD, in cooperation with U-Multirank, UAB is the first Spanish university in obtaining the highest number of high-performance criteria.



Ranking Web of Universities Webometrics 2023

UAB website ranks world's 46th and fourth in Spain

The UAB website is in position 46 in the world and fourth in Spain according to the Webometrics 2023 ranking prepared by the CSIC's Cibermetrics LAB. The ranking analyzes aspects such as the size of the website, the links to other pages, the number of documents available, transparency or excellence.