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UPF ranks among the world’s best universities for Social Sciences

[20/09/11]

Pompeu Fabra University has been placed among the best universities in the world for Social Sciences in the QS World University Ranking 2011, produced by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). In the Social Sciences area, UPF ranks among the top 100 universities for Economics and the top 150 for Accounting and Finance and Politics and International Studies.

The QS World University Rankings is produced each year by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and is one of the most prestigious rankings. It assesses over 2,000 institutions, including 700 universities from all over the world. Scores are calculated based on six main indicators: academic reputation (40%), employer reputation (10%), number of SciVerse Scopus citations per faculty member (20%), faculty member-student ratio (20%), proportion of international students (5%) and proportion of international faculty members (5%).

These indicators are used to produce an overall ranking, as well as specific rankings for different subject areas, specifically: Arts and Humanities; Engineering and Technology; Life Sciences and Medicine; Natural Sciences; and Social Sciences.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) produced its first university ranking in 2004 in conjunction with the Times Higher Education Supplement. Since 2010 QS has drawn up the ranking independently, that is, without the collaboration of the THES.

You can view the ranking here.

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