Universitat Pompeu Fabra has jumped eight places to 40th position in Business and Economics in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 by Subject.



The new position, with an overall score of 67.2 points, puts UPF in first place in Spain, ahead of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (92nd), Navarra (101-125 bracket) and Carlos III of Madrid (126-150).


The weighting system used by the Times Higher Education by Subject is based on 13 criteria in five areas: teaching, research, citations in publications, international outlook, and transfer. UPF  scored highly in citations, with 81.2, followed by 66.7 for international outlook, 67.3 for research, 57.8 in teaching and 41.8 for transfer.


The USA’s Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) topped the table, followed by Oxford, London Business School and Cambridge, all in the UK.


In social sciences, Pompeu Fabra University is located in the 151-175 bracket, with an overall score of 40.2 points, on State level only behind the UAB (126-150). The top five places were held by Oxford (UK), Harvard, MIT, Stanford and Princeton Universities (USA).


The 2018 edition of these two rankings by fields has expanded the classification, which last year analysed 100 institutions. This year, Business and Economics includes 400, and the Social Sciences, 200. For the first time, the disciplines of Education, Law and Psychology are not included in the Social Sciences table, but they are part of three new independent lists.


The World University Ranking by Subject 2018 is divided into a total of ten areas. Law, Education, Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics and Social Sciences have been published, with Clinics and Health, Computer Sciences, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering and Technology due to be published shortly.