The UPC is ranked the world’s 15th best university in Architecture and the top Spanish university in seven subject areas in the 2022 Scimago Institutions Rankings

In the 2022 edition of the Scimago Institutions Rankings, the UPC is ranked the world’s 15th best university in Architecture and the top Spanish university in seven subject areas: Architecture, Computer Science, Building and Construction, Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Energy and Mathematics.

Apr 20, 2022

Scimago Institutions Rankings, also known as the SIR World Report, analyse institutions from five sectors: government, health, universities, companies and non-profit. For institutions to be included, they must have published at least 100 works in the SCOPUS database during the last year of the five-year period analysed, which ends two years before the edition of the ranking. The results used for the 2022 edition are those from the five-year period 2016-2020, with the exception of web indicators, which are calculated only for the last year. The ranking analyses 17 indicators grouped into three major areas based on research, innovation and societal impact, and provides overall results but also subject area rankings.

In the 2022 SIR World Report, considering all subject areas and sectors, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) has climbed 47 positions and is ranked the world’s 407th best. In the ranking by university, the UPC has climbed 14 positions and is placed 256th in the world.

In this edition, the ranking analyses more fields and subject areas, so the UPC has for the first time been ranked in Architecture, Building and Construction, and Ocean Engineering. In the latter, it is the top Spanish university, whereas in the first two subject areas it is also the top Ibero-American university. In the university ranking, the UPC is placed 15th in the world and 4th among the universities of the 28 European Union countries (EU-28) in Architecture, 43rd in the world and 9th in the EU in Ocean Engineering, and 54th in the world and 12th in the EU in Building and Construction.

Standing out on the global stage
The University is ranked among the world’s 100 best in Computer Science (81st in the world and 11th in the European Union) and in Engineering (99th in the world and 19th in the EU).

It is also the world’s 103rd best in Mathematics (and 30th in the European Union) and among the world’s top 200 universities in the following subject areas: Civil and Structural Engineering (115th in the world and 29th in the EU); Geography, Planning and Development (149th in the world and 65th in the EU); Energy (155th in the world and 32nd in the EU); Language and Linguistics (156th in the world and 66th in the EU); Aerospace Engineering (164th in the world and 45th in the EU); Environmental Science (176th in the world and 52nd in the EU); Earth and Planetary Sciences (185th in the world and 67th in the EU); and Automotive Engineering (190th in the world and 60th in the EU).

The University is also ranked the top Spanish university in Engineering, Energy, Computer Science and Mathematics. It is also the top Ibero-American university in Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics.