Rankings

The programs offered by UPF Barcelona School of Management and Pompeu Fabra University enjoy lofty positions in the main international rankings. UPF, as a research-oriented public university with an international outlook, has also been granted the status of Campus of International Excellence by the Spanish Ministry of Education.

POMPEU FABRA UNIVERSITY

  • U-Multirank (2019-2020): ranked 2nd in Spain and 23th in Europe
  • Ranking CYD 2019: 3rd Spanish university in terms of performance
  • 'El Mundo' ranking (2019): 8 of the 15 undergraduate courses evaluated are ranked among the Top 5
  • Leiden ranking (2019): ranked 95 in the world in the ranking of articles published in the most influential journals. 1st Spanish university in percentage of articles published in the most influential scholarly journals , 1st Spanish university in percentage of papers produced in collaboration with national institutions and 2nd Spanish university in percentage of papers produced in collaboration with foreign institutions
 

Results by fields of knowledge

  • Times Higher Education ranking (2020):
    • 46th highest ranked university in the world in economics and business (1st in Spain and 13th in Europe)
    • Among the 175 top universities in the world in engineering and technology (1st in Spain)
    • Among the 150 top universities in the world in social sciences (2nd in Spain) (includes communication and political science)
    • Among the 150 top universities in the world in arts and humanities (includes humanities and translation and language sciences)
    • Among the 250 top universities in the world in clinical, pre-clinical and health
  • QS Ranking (2020). UPF ranks in 4 out of 5 areas of knowledge:
    • 83rd highest ranked university in the world in social sciences and management
    • 208th highest ranked university in the world in arts and humanities
    • 342nd highest ranked university in the world in life sciences and medicine
    • 386th highest ranked university in the world in engineering and technology
  • This ranking also publishes results by disciplines:
    • Among the 100 top universities in the world in linguistics (1st in Spain), in politics and international studies (1st in Spain), and in economics (2nd in Spain)
    • Among the 150 top universities in the world in modern languages, in communication and media studies, in accounting and finance and in sociology (2nd in Spain)
    • Among the 200 top universities in the world in art and design, in business management and management studies, in philosophy and in law
    • Among the 300 top universities in the world inbiologyand inmedicine
    • Among the 350 top universities in the world in engineering electrical and electronic
  • Shangai Ranking (2019) by subjects:
    • 21th of the world in public health
    • Among the 75 top universities in the world in economics and biotechnology
    • Among the 100 top universities in the world in biological sciences
    • Among the 150 top universities in the world in statistics, in communication, in medical technology, and in political sciences 
    • Among the 200 top universities in the world in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, in psychology, and inenvironmental engineering 
    • Among the 300 top universities in the world incomputer and engineering sciences, in human biological sciences, and in clinical medicine
  • U.S. News & World Report (2019):
    • 64th of the world in molecular biology and genetics
    • 89th of the world in economics and business
    • 98th of the world in arts and humanities
    • 99th of the world in psychiatry/psychology
    • 119th of the world in social sciences and public health
    • 157th of the world in neuroscience and behavior
    • 159th of the world in biology and biochemistry
    • 171th of the world in environment/ecology
  • Young Universities Nature Index 2019:
    • 12th best young university in the world in life sciences according to ‘Nature’ and 62th best young university in the world in natural sciences
  • Leiden ranking (2019) by fields:
    • 203rd highest ranked university in the world and 2nd in Spain in biomedical and health sciences
    • 11th highest ranked university in the world and 1st in Spain in life and earth sciences
    • 118th highest ranked university in the world and 1st in Spain in mathematics and computer science
    • 195th highest ranked university in the world and 8th in Spain in physical sciences and engineering
    • 138th highest ranked university in the world and 2nd in Spain in social sciences and humanities
  • Ranking 'El Mundo' (2019)
    • 1st in economics and in labour relations
    • 2nd infinance and accounting
    • 3rd inpolitical and administration sciences and in law
    • 4th inaudiovisual communication and in business management and administration
    • 5th in journalism
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