Eight public university degrees in Catalonia, among the 50 best in the world of its discipline

Eight degrees offered by the Catalan public universities are among the Top 50 best in the World in their discipline according the Quacquarelli Symonds ranking (QS). This ranking annually analyzes the best universities in general terms but also by specialties, as is the case, paying special attention to the research carried out in universities (the QS ranking analyzes the reputation among academics, the fame of the teachers and the quality of the researchers based on the citations of their articles, among other factors).

According to these criteria, four Catalan public universities are referents worldwide in some specialties. Thus, the UB is the Catalan university with the highest degrees in this ranking, as it is one of the 50 best universities in the world in 4 disciplines: anatomy and physiology (position 21), archeology (33), philosophy (46) and education (49). The degree of architecture (22) and engineering (34) of the UPC are also the 50 best in the world in their specialty, as is the degree in veterinary sciences taught at the UAB, which appears on the site 31. In economic matters, the economy of the UPF stands out.

The results, which show the leadership of the British and American universities and where Asian centers begin to emerge, represent a significant improvement for Catalan public universities, which have doubled positions in two years. In 2015 only 5 Catalan degrees managed to become a place in the Top 50 for specialties. That year, the QS index placed the architectural and engineering degrees of the UPC, a veterinarian of the UAB, ​​an economics of the UPF and a philosophy of the UB.