UPF climbs the QS young universities ranking

QS has published the results of the 2015 edition of the Top Under 50 ranking, a classification of the best universities in the world under 50 that the company has produced since 2012. In this edition, UPF stands in 27th position globally, improving four places in relation to last year, and also ranks as eighth in Europe and third in the State.

CiutadellaAlongside this classification, QS also publishes other products that evaluate the performance of universities in terms of the scope of knowledge or, more specifically, discipline. According to the first, UPF is ranked as the 119th best university in the world for Social Sciences and Management and the 235th for Humanities. Moreover, in the ranking for subjects, UPF stands out for Economics and Econometrics, where it appears in 23rd place in the world and ranks among the two hundred best in Linguistics, Accounting and Finance, Communication and Media Studies, Law and Political and International Studies.

Asian hegemony in the top rankings

The ranking shows a clear majority of European universities in the top 50 (23), followed by Asian universities (16) and Australian universities (8). However, and in line with the trend of previous years, the top positions remain occupied by Asian universities, mainly from Singapore, Hong Kong and Korea.

The QS ranking for young universities is compiled from the results obtained by universities in the general ranking that the company published the previous September. In the overall classification of 2015, some changes were made to its methodology in order to standardise publication and citation data from various areas, in order to reduce the differences between disciplines.