The UPC, the 36th best young university in the world in the QS Top 50 Under 50 ranking

In the 2021 edition of the QS Top 50 Under 50 ranking, which lists the world’s best universities under 50, the UPC is ranked 36th in the world. The University climbs two positions among European universities to the 11th place. It also remains the 3rd best young Spanish university and the top Spanish technical university.

Jul 09, 2020

The 2021 edition of the QS Top 50 Under 50 ranking has been published. Firstly published in 2012, this ranking lists the world’s best universities under 50 years old. In this year’s edition, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) remains in the world’s 36th place. The University climbs two positions among European universities to the 11th place. It remains the 3rd in Spain and the leader among Spanish technical universities.

The University maintains an upward trend considering its progression throughout the ranking editions, having climbed seven positions from 2014 to 2021 and keeping its leading position among Spanish technical universities.

Click on this link to access the UPC’s profile published on the ranking website: https://www.topuniversities.com/universities/universitat-politecnica-de-catalunya-barcelonatech-upc.

The ranking analyses several indicators from a total of 150 universities around the world. Despite maintaining its original name, in 2015 the ranking was expanded to include the world’s top 100 universities, and in 2017 it was expanded again to include 150. The ranking analyses the same variables as the QS World University Rankings, which include indicators that refer to teaching quality (student-teacher ratio), research (citations of its teaching and research staff), internationalisation (percentage of foreign students and teaching and research staff) and the institution’s reputation (among academics and employers).

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