The UPF, among the best universities of the world in Economics

The Pompeu Fabra University is in 38th position in the sphere of Economics and Econometrics in the Social Sciences area of the QS ranking. The UPF is therefore among the world’s top fifty universities, and is first in Spain, followed by the Carlos III University of Madrid (51-100) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (101-150). The UPF is also in the percentile 100-150 in the sphere of Politics of the same ranking.

First place in the world in Economics is for the MIT (USA), followed by the Universities of Harvard, Chicago, Princeton, London School of Economics and Stanford.

The QS World University Rankings 2012 is one of the world’s most prestigious. It is prepared annually by Quacquerelli Symonds (QS) and assesses over 2,000 institutions, including 700 universities from all over the world.

The indices are calculated taking six indicators into account: reputation of the centre according to academics (40%), prestige of the centre according to the private sector (10%), number of citations according to SciVerse Scopus by lecturer (20%), ratio of students per lecturer (20%), percentage of foreign students (5%) and percentage of lecturers from other countries (5%).

A global ranking is prepared with these indicators, in addition to the different specific rankings by area of knowledge. In particular, the indices are for the Arts & Humanities; Engineering & Technology; Life Sciences & Medicine; Natural Sciences and, finally, Social Sciences and Management areas.