Overall results

 

Results by fields of knowledge

  • Times Higher Education ranking (2021):
    • 72nd highest ranked university in the world in economics and business (1st in Spain and 24th in Europe)
    • Among the 125 top universities in the world in law (2nd in Spain and 62nd in Europe)
    • Among the 150 top universities in the world in social sciences (2nd in Spain(includes communication and political science)
    • Among the 175 top universities in the world in arts and humanities (4th in Spain) (includes humanities and translation and language sciences)
    • Among the 250 top universities in the world in engineering and technology (1st in Spain)
    • Among the 250 top universities in the world in clinical, pre-clinical and health (5th in Spain)
  • QS Ranking (2021). UPF ranks in 4 out of 5 areas of knowledge:
    • 86rd highest ranked university in the world in social sciences and management
    • 204th highest ranked university in the world in arts and humanities
    • 328nd highest ranked university in the world in life sciences and medicine
    • 382th highest ranked university in the world in engineering and technology
  • This ranking also publishes results by disciplines:
    • 56th highest ranked university in the world in economics (2nd in Spain)
    • Among the 100 top universities in the world in politics and international studies (1st in Spain), in development studies (1st in Spain), in linguistics (2nd in Spain), and in social policy & administration (3rd in Spain)
    • Among the 150 top universities in the world in sociologia (2nd in Spain), in modern languages, en communication and media studies, in accounting and finance, in philosophy and in law
    • Among the 200 top universities in the world in business management and management studies
    • Among the 250 top universities in the world in biology
    • Among the 300 top universities in the world in medicine
    • Among the 400 top universities in the world in engineering electrical and electronic and in mathematics
  • Shangai Ranking (2021) by subjects:
    • 22nd of the world in public health (1st in Spain)
    • 40th of the world in economics (1st in Spain)
    • Among the 75 top universities in the world in biological sciences (1st in Spain) and in statistics (1st in Spain)
    • Among the 100 top universities in the world  in political sciences (1st in Spain) and in biotechnology (2nd in Spain)
    • Among the 150 top universities in the world in psychology
    • Among the 200 top universities in the world  in communication, in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, in human biological sciences, in environmental sciences and engineering and in medical technology
    • Among the 300 top universities in the world in clinical medicine and in education
  • U.S. News & World Report (2022):
    • 20th of the world in public, environmental and occupational health
    • 66th of the world in molecular biology and genetics
    • 80th of the world in cell biology
    • 113rd of the world in arts and humanities
    • 129th of the world in economics and business
    • 158th of the world in social sciences and public health
    • 161st of the world in psychiatry/psychology
    • 167th of the world in neuroscience and behavior
    • 181st of the world in environment/ecology
    • 202nd of the world in biology and biochemistry
    • 276th of the world in computer science 
  • Young Universities Nature Index 2019:
    • 12th best young university in the world in life sciences according to ‘Nature’ and 62th best young university in the world in natural sciences
  • Leiden ranking (2021) by fields:
    • 15th highest ranked university in the world and 1st in Spain in physical sciences and engineering
    • 57th highest ranked university in the world and 1st in Spain in life and earth sciences
    • 89th highest ranked university in the world and 1st in Spain in social sciences and humanities
    • 97th highest ranked university in the world and 2nd in Spain in biomedical and health sciences
  • Ranking 'El Mundo' (2021)
    • 1st in economics, in labour relations and in political and administration sciences
    • 2nd in finance and accounting
    • 4th in advertising and public relations, in audiovisual communication and in law
    • 5th in journalism, in business management and administration, and in business management and administration + law