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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). 



QS World University Rankings (QS WUR 2024)

UAB is leading Spanish universities

The UAB is located at position 149 in the world ranking and is leading Spanish universities according to the QS World University Rankings 2024, that ranks of the 500 World's Best universities by QS.


THE World University Rankings (THE WUR 2024)

UAB ranks as 250 best world universities

In the 2024 edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the UAB is the second Spanish university, occupyinga  position between 201 and 250 in the world ranking. In Europe, the UAB ranks in a positon between 89 and 111th..


Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU 2023)

3rd 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 3rd 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.


Round Universities Ranking 2023

UAB ranks Spanish first university

UAB ranks world's 175th university, la 66th in Europe and 1st in Spain, in the 2023 edition of RUR Ranking Agency.


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.


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.


Leiden Ranking 2023

UAB ranks 249th in volume of papers

In the 2023 edition of the Leiden University Ranking of scientific productivity, UAB ranks 249th worldwide. At Spanish level is 3rd in total volume of publications, and 2nd in international collaboration.



Ranking CYD 2023

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

In the 10th 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.



U-Ranking 2023

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 2023, 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 2023)

UAB ranks third in spanish universities

22 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 2023

UAB ranks 78th in the world and is the third Spanish university

UAB ranks 78th in the World and third  in Spain at the 13th 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.


THE University Impact Ranking 2023

La UAB ranks 86th in Reduced inequalities

The UAB ranks among the 301-400 best universities in the fifth edition of THE University Impact Ranking, which aims to measure the success of institutions in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition to this global position, the UAB stands out for the 86th position in Reducec inequalities and between 101 and 200 in Climate action and in Health and wellbeing.


Transparent Ranking of Repositories By Google Scholar 2023

DDD (UAB's institutional repository) ranks 46th of the World

In Transparent Ranking of Institutional Repositories By Google Scholar, february 2023 edition,  UAB's institutional repository,  Dipòsit Digital de Documents,  ranks 46 th of the World, and 5th in Spain.