24 June 2018
The latest edition of the U-Ranking of Spanish universities has just been published. This is a joint initiative of the Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) Foundation and the Valencian Institute of Economic Research (Ivie), in collaboration with Alianza 4 Universidades (IUNE Group).
The methodology comprises three dimensions, Teaching, Research, and Innovation and Technological Development, each of which is measured by four groups of metrics, Resources, Output, Quality, and Internationalization.
The metrics are different for each dimension. For Teaching, for example, Resources are measured by faculty members with Ph D and budget per student, Output by student grades, course credits, and drop-out rates, Quality by percentage of post-graduate students and student admission scores, Internationalization by percentage of foreign students, percentage of students in exchange programs and percentage of students in programs in non-official languages.
The top eight universities (with performance index) this year are:
1. Universität Pompeu Fabra (1.7)
2= Universidad Carlos III (1.5)
2= Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (1.5)
4. Universitat Politècnica de València (1.4)
5= Universidad Autonóma de Madrid (1.4)
5= Universidad de Cantabria (1.4)
5= Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1.4)
5= Universitat Rovira I Virgili (1.4).