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UA is present in the three main university rankings in the world: ARWU (Shanghai), QS and THE

UA is featured in the Shanghai Ranking by fields of knowledge and is ranked in the QS Ranking for the first time, where only 27 Spanish universities appear




Alicante, Tuesday 2 July 2019

The University of Alicante is already present in the three main university rankings in the world ARWU-FIELD (Shanghai), Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and Times Higher Education (THE) World University. This improves the position of the academic institution from Alicante in the world classification since three years ago it did not appear in any of them.

This week, the University of Alicante has appeared prominently in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU-FIELD) 2018, known as Shanghai Ranking, in its classification by fields of knowledge. The UA has managed to improve results compared to the previous edition, with the addition of new disciplines in the prestigious classification and with an improvement in the position of Tourism and Hotel Management, which is two points above the 2017 ranking.

In this edition, the University of Alicante has managed to further improve on last year’s excellent performance in the field of Tourism and Hotel Management, when it was ranked 39th in the world, two positions above the result of the previous year. In addition to this, the UA joins for the first time the world's best in the fields of Energy Science and EngineeringEcology and Management, ranked 301-400th for the first two fields and 401-500th the third.

Excellent performance has also been achieved in other fields of knowledge in previous editions of this ranking, such as in Chemical Engineering, which remains in the 201-300th position; in Environmental Science and EngineeringChemistry and Economics ranked 401-500th in the world classification.


Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Ranking

Similarly, the University of Alicante has entered for the first time in the prestigious QS ranking, which analyses the top 1000 universities in the world and displays overall results and by fields of study.

 The University of Alicante is in the 701-750 range of the overall world ranking.

However, the UA also stands out in this ranking by fields of knowledge, especially in the field of Linguistics (251-300), Chemistry, Economics and Econometrics (351-400th for both) and Art and Humanities (451-500).

Fifty per cent of each university's score is based on the opinion of academics and employers worldwide.  The methodology of this ranking also analyses academic reputation according to employers, faculty/student ratio, citations per faculty, foreign faculty ratio and international student ratio.

Being ranked in this list is an important milestone since it means that it is amongst to be among the best universities in the world, something that only 27 universities in Spain have achieved.


THE Ranking

The Times Higher Education (THE) World University ranking analyses 1,500 higher education institutions worldwide based on thirteen indicators intended to represent all fields of study, and the UA has been featured in all of them.

In the last edition, UA entered for the first time in the 2019 ranking in the field of Computer Science, in 501-600th position, and was among the top 20 Spanish universities in the overall classification, in 17th position.

The area of Education Sciences was also featured in this ranking, since it is in the 301-400th range position worldwide, and tenth among the Spanish universities. Also, our university has improved its position in Engineering and Technology with respect to the 2018 ranking and is now in the 301-400 range, which places them in the fifth position among the Spanish universities that teach these disciplines.

The UA also appears in THE ranking in the disciplines of Art and Humanities (401-500th), Economy and Business (501-600th), Life Sciences (501-600th), Physical Sciences (501-600th), Social Sciences (601-700th) and Health Sciences (601-700th).

The UA is ranked 201-250th in THE Young University Rankings 2018, which applies the same methodology as the previous one but reassesses the indicators for younger universities (less than 50 years old). In this ranking, only two universities in the Valencia region appear the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the University of Alicante. 

In addition, the UA was ranked in March among the 200 best universities in the world in Gender Equality, according to THE (Times Higher Education), on the social and economic impact of academic institutions, based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


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