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UPF is the 16th best young university in the world, according to the Times Higher Education rankings

The THE Young University Rankings 2022, which include the world’s best universities that are under 50 years old, places UPF in first position at national level and eighth in Europe. The University, which has seen improvement in four of the five dimensions included in the list compared with the 2021 edition, has fared particularly well in citations.

15.02.2022

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On 15th February, Times Higher Education (THE), which produces one of the world’s most prestigious and influential rankings, published the 2022 edition of the Young University Rankings, in which it ranks UPF 16th in the world (compared to 15th last year).

The THE Young University Rankings 2022 include the roughly 800 top institutions across the world that are under 50 years old. In the classification’s eleven editions that have been published to date, since 2012, UPF has ranked between 10th and 17th on nine occasions. Oriol Amat, rector of the University, asserted that "UPF has remained among the world’s top young universities despite competition from institutions with much greater funding".

In the classification’s eleven editions that have been published to date, since 2012, UPF has ranked between 10th and 17th on nine occasions

At national level, UPF remains in first position, ahead of Ramon Llull University (ranked 121st) and the University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia (ranked 131st), while within Europe, Pompeu Fabra has been ranked eighth (compared to seventh last year). For UPF’s rector, Oriol Amat, "To be among the world’s top universities is recognition of the efforts and commitment of our teachers, administrative staff and students, since our position in this ranking owes primarily to our scientific output, the quality of our teaching and social interaction."

Oriol Amat: "To be among the world’s top universities is recognition of the efforts and commitment of our teachers, administrative staff and students, since our position in this ranking owes primarily to our scientific output, the quality of our teaching and social interaction."

Leading the global rankings are PSL University (Paris Sciences & Lettres) (up one position) the Nanyang Technological University, in Singapore (down one position) and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (no change). In the top ten, five institutions are European, four are Asian and one is from Oceania.

UPF has seen improvement in four of the five dimensions, faring particularly well in citations and international outlook

To produce the ranking of the best young universities, Times Higher Education uses the same performance indicators (thirteen in total) that it applies for its world ranking, in the last edition of which UPF was ranked 156th. However, the Young University Rankings give less weight to indicators linked with reputation, to offer a more reliable reflection of the characteristics of the youngest institutions.

In the 2022 edition of the Young University Rankings, UPF has achieved an overall score of 62.8 points (slightly higher than its 62.4 points in the 2021 edition) and was given the following scored in the five different areas: Citations (94.2), Industry income (47.8), International outlook (66.8), Research (51.3) and Teaching (43.2). As compared with last year, it has improved in Citations, International outlook, Research and Teaching, and has fallen back in Industry income.

Each of the areas has its own specific weighting: teaching (30%), with different variables related with the overall process of teaching, such as the ratio of students per teacher or the institution’s academic reputation; research (30%), obtained based on the volume of income for research, scientific output and the institution’s reputation in this field.

The three remaining dimensions are: citations in publications (30%), aimed at measuring the influence of research findings; international outlook (7.5%), with ratios that measure the percentage of local and international students and teachers, as well as international collaboration with other institutions; and industry income (2.5%), originating from knowledge transfer.

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