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Logo QSThe Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR) has published its 2016 ranking of the 1.000 best universities in the world. It is a global university ranking that measures the quality of education and training of students, as well as the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions. Since 2016, CWUR is headquartered in the United Arab Emirates.

In the first editions 2012 and 2013 this ranking only published the top 100 universities according to their criteria. Since 2014, it extended its classification to the 1.000 best universities worldwide. That is when the Spanish universities appear, including the University of Valencia, in the edition 2017 is in 4th position at the national level, in the 287th place at global

Number of classified institutions: 1.000 higher education institutions in the last edition

Last update: 29-05-2018 | SAP 

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Position of the five best Spanish universities according to CWUR

Edition-Publication Position in the world Position in Europa Position in Spain No. institutions
2018 - May 2018 271 103 4 1.000
2017 - October 2017 287 118 4 1.000
2016 - Juliol 2016 278 111 4 1.000
2015 - Juliol 2015 294 - 4 1.000
2014 - Juliol 2014 301 - 4 1.000

 

Evolution of the UV position according to CWUR

 

Evolution of the Universtitat de València position in the world by indicator according to CWUR

Evolución de la posición de la Universitat de València en el mundo por indicador según CWUR

Indicator 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Quality of Education 335+ 367+ 378+ 383+ -
Alumni Employment 464 470 500 531 >1000
Quality of Faculty 210+ 218+ 235+ 240+ -
Publications 210 208 219 238 215
Quality Publications         237
Influence 342 348 366 370 349
Citations 220 264 240 234 174
Broad Impacte 261 256 233 243 -
Patents 552 548 471 450 -
Overall Score 46,34 46,03 46,35 44,41 76.9

Quality of Education [15%]: measured by the number of a university's alumni who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals relative to the university's size
Alumni Employment [15%]: measured by the number of a university's alumni who have held CEO positions at the world's top companies relative to the university's size
Quality of Faculty [15%]: measured by the number of academics who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals
Publications [15%]: measured by the the total number of research papers 
Quality Publications [15%]: measured by the number of research papers appearing in top-tier journals
Influence [15%]: measured by the number of research papers appearing in highly-influential journals
Citations [10%]: measured by the number of highly-cited research papers 
Broad Impact [5%]: measured by the university's h-index. Indicator cancelled in 2018
Patents [5%]: measured by the number of international patent filings. indicator cancelled in 2018

Methodology and indicators CWUR ranking

 

TOP10 by geographical area:

Area Position area University Position world
World 1 Harvard University 1
2 Stanford University 2
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 3
4 University of Cambridge 4
5 University of Oxford 5
6 University of California, Berkeley 6
7 Princeton University 7
8 Columbia University 8
9 California Institute of Technology 9
10 University of Chicago 10
Europe 1 University of Cambridge 4
2 University of Oxford 5
3 University College London 21
4 Sorbonne University 29
5 Imperial College London 30
6 University of Edinburgh 34
7 University of Copenhagen 39
8 University of Manchester 44
9 Heidelberg University 46
10 Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich 48
Spain 1 University of Barcelona 87
2 Autonomous University of Barcelona 152
3 Complutense University of Madrid 264
4 University of Valencia 271
5 Autonomous University of Madrid 280
6 University of Granada 318
7 Pompeu Fabra University 356
8 University of the Basque Country 359
9 University of Seville 414
10 Polytechnic University of Catalonia 415
 
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