Universities in Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona
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  • Universities in Barcelona
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
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  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Barcelona
  • (40 institution and 5 subject rankings)
39
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Barcelona
  • Among TOP 200

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in Barcelona, Spain

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Barcelona
  • 22 Jun, 2022: Latest CWTS Leiden Ranking from Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands. 3 universities from Barcelona appear in this ranking.
  • 22 Jun, 2022: Publication of U-Ranking of Spanish Universities. Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) with highest ranking among universities in Barcelona ranked #1.
  • 16 Jun, 2022: Nature Index published most recent results of Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions. University of Barcelona achieves position 248.
  • 08 Jun, 2022: Latest QS World University Rankings from British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK. 4 universities from Barcelona appear in this ranking.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Barcelona

Anthropology
#21 
University of Barcelona
Public Health
#22 
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
Engineering - Civil & Structural
#29 
Polytechnic University of Catalonia
Architecture
#30 
Polytechnic University of Catalonia
Agricultural Sciences
#51 
University of Barcelona
Earth & Marine Sciences
#51 
University of Barcelona
Statistics
#51 
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
Sports Related Subjects
#51 
University of Barcelona
Computer Science & Information Systems
#86 
Polytechnic University of Catalonia
Modern Langugages
#89 
University of Barcelona

Rankings of universities in Barcelona, Spain 2022

#1

University of Barcelona

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (825 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #193 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #2 
  • #184 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #1 
  • #89 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#2

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (341 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #156 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #233 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #12 
  • #257 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#3

Polytechnic University of Catalonia

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (306 reviews)
  • #17 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #343 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #11 
  • #256 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]



#4

University Ramon Llull

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (63 reviews)
  • #6 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #19 
  • #651 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #42 
  • #453 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#5

Open University of Catalunya

Student satisfaction: 2.9 / 5.0 (332 reviews)
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  • #16 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #44 
  • #455 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #44 
  • #6 
U-Ranking of Spanish Universities
[Published 22 June, 2022]


#6

International University of Catalonia

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (176 reviews)
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  • #22 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #56 
  • #494 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #46 
  • #6 
U-Ranking of Spanish Universities
[Published 22 June, 2022]


#7

Abat Oliba CEU University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (167 reviews)
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  • #64 
  • #10 
U-Ranking of Spanish Universities
[Published 22 June, 2022]
  • #9 
  • #67 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #84 
  • #7228 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#8

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (935 reviews)
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  • #71 
  • #3726 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]


#9

Istituto Europeo di Design

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (204 reviews)
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  • #82 
  • #6615 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

Barcelona Key Facts for International Students

Population: 1622000

Elevation: 15 m. above sea level

Time: GMT +1

District/province: Catalonia, Província de Barcelona

Living costs for students in Barcelona:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 75* (25% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 64* (36% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 62* (38% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 4.75 €
  • Plug Type C
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Plug Type F
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz

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University of Barcelona ranks #1 in Barcelona in our meta ranking composed of 123 university rankings.

Among all universities in Barcelona Polytechnic University of Catalonia is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 43 rankings where Polytechnic University of Catalonia is listed.

University of Barcelona is ranked best in Barcelona for Social Studies & Humanities (Anthropology). See all rankings for the University of Barcelona.

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) is ranked best in Barcelona for Medicine & Health (Public Health). See all rankings for the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).

Polytechnic University of Catalonia is ranked best in Barcelona for Engineering (Engineering - Civil & Structural). See all rankings for the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.

Polytechnic University of Catalonia is ranked best in Barcelona for Architecture, Building & Planning (Architecture). See all rankings for the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.

University of Barcelona is ranked best in Barcelona for Agriculture (Agricultural Sciences). See all rankings for the University of Barcelona.

University of Barcelona is ranked best in Barcelona for Natural Sciences (Earth & Marine Sciences). See all rankings for the University of Barcelona.

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) is ranked best in Barcelona for Mathematics (Statistics). See all rankings for the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).

University of Barcelona is ranked best in Barcelona for Sports Science (Sports Related Subjects). See all rankings for the University of Barcelona.

Polytechnic University of Catalonia is ranked best in Barcelona for Computer Science (Computer Science & Information Systems). See all rankings for the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.

University of Barcelona is ranked best in Barcelona for Languages & Literature (Modern Langugages). See all rankings for the University of Barcelona.

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) is ranked best in Barcelona for Law (Law). See all rankings for the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).

Polytechnic University of Catalonia is ranked best in Barcelona for Arts Visual & Performing (Art & Design). See all rankings for the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.

University of Barcelona is ranked best in Barcelona for Journalism & Media Studies (Communication & Media Studies). See all rankings for the University of Barcelona.

University of Barcelona is ranked best in Barcelona for Education (Education). See all rankings for the University of Barcelona.

Ranking publishers

4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS 50 under 50:
Based on the QS World University rankings methodology, the top 50 universities that are under 50 years old.

Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Europe:
Scientific Efficiency 23%
Scientific Potential 15%
Graduates on the labour market 15%
Internationalisation 15%
Prestige 14%
Learning Conditions 10%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

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RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World’s Most International Universities - Times Higher Education:
Proportion of international students 25%
Proportion of international staff 25%
Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25%
University’s international reputation 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Young University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Thomson Reuters

Criteria used in ranking -Reuters Most Innovative Universities Europe:
Patent volume 11.11%
Patent success 11.11%
Global patents 11.11%
Patent citations 11.11%
Percent of patents cited / Patent citation impact 11.11%
Patent to Article Citation Impact 11.11%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11.11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11.11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11.11%

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U-Ranking

Criteria used in ranking -U-Ranking of Spanish Universities:
Teaching
Research
Innovation and Technological Development

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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