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UPF leads European Universities in scientific citations in engineering and technology
Pompeu Fabra University has climbed to the 126-150 bracket for Engineering and Technology in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 by subject, making it the first university in the Spanish State in the list and 45th in Europe.
UPF, which entered the ranking for the first time last year in the 151-175 bracket, remains first in Spain, followed by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (201-250 bracket), the Polytechnic of Catalonia (251-300), and the University of Barcelona and the University of Girona (both in the 301-400 bracket).
Globally, the institutions that top the list, which includes a total of 1,008 institutions (105 more than in the previous edition) are Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University, which share first place, followed by the universities of Cambridge and Harvard, sharing third spot. Outside the UK and the USA, only ETH Zurich comes in the top ten.
The University, eleventh in the world and first in Europe for citations
The methodology used in this list focuses on the same thirteen performance indicators as the overall THE ranking (in its latest edition, UPF came 143rd), divided among five major areas. However, the methodology has been readjusted to adapt to the various disciplines included.
Pompeu Fabra has achieved a magnificent result for Citations in specialist publications, scoring 99.6, making it the first European university in this field and eleventh in the world.
The other 4 major areas and UPF scores are as follow: International outlook (67.3), Industry income (51.3), Teaching (26.3) and Research (17.3). Compared to the last year, the University has risen in the categories Citations, Industry income, and Teaching (in which it scored 98.9, 40.8 and 23.7, respectively) and has fallen slightly in International outlook and Research.
THE’s Engineering and Technology ranking, which assesses all field-related disciplines, implies the work carried out at the Engineering School and the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC), that comprise the Information and Communication Technologies Academic Coordination Unit (UCA).