We start the new academic year with very good news: the Universitat de Vic - Universitat Central de Catalunya (UVic-UCC) has become part, for the first time, of THE World University Ranking (WUR) of Times Higher Education, which has just made public the 2022 edition.
The UVic-UCC has burst into the position 401-500 of a total of 1,662 public and private institutions in 99 different countries. In addition, the UVic-UCC ranks sixth in Spain as a whole, with 52 universities represented, and fourth in Catalonia.
The best score in research
THE WUR ranking is one of the most prestigious worldwide, and is based on the analysis of 13 indicators across the areas of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and internationalization. Among these areas, the UVic-UCC gets a particularly good position in the field of research and, more specifically, in the citations in indexed journals, which is placed in 146th position in the ranking.
This is very good news for UVic-UCC, which improves its international positioning and opens new doors for the future, and also for Elisava, as Faculty of Design and Engineering of the institution. A particularly relevant recognition considering the youth of the UVic-UCC, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary, and that aligns us, even more, in our firm and joint commitment to research, an essential factor in achieving excellence in teaching.
Last April, UVic-UCC was already included for the first time in the Impact Ranking 2021, also promoted by Times Higher Education, which evaluates universities in terms of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.