The UAB rises 77 points in the CWUR Ranking
The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), based in Saudi Arabia, recently presented this year's edition of its ranking of the best universities in the world. The UAB ranks 152 and occupies second place among Spanish universities, behind the University of Barcelona which ranks 87.
The ranking is led by Harvard University in first place, with Stanford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) occupying second and third place. All three universities are located in the USA.
The CWUR compiles a list of the top one thousand higher education centres worldwide. To evaluate the position of each centre it takes into consideration seven indicators: quality in teaching, measured by the number of a university's students who have won international awards (15% of the final score); alumni employment, measured by the number of a university's alumni who have held CEO positions in top companies (15%); quality of faculty members, measured by the number of academics who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals (15%); number of articles published (15%); influence, measured by the number of research papers appearing in top-tier journals (15%); influence, measured by the number of research papers appearing in high impact journals (15%); and citations, measured by the number of highly-cited research papers (10%).
This year's ranking places the UAB in position 131 in research production; 153 in quality of faculty members; 135 in quality of scientific publications; 206 in influence of research papers; and 187 in number of citations; with a global score of 79.6 points.