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UCAM Academic Rankings

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4 stars in QS Stars Rating System

according to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)

UCAM has been awarded an overall score of 4 stars in the QS Stars Rating and obtains the highest rating (5 stars) in the categories of teaching, internationalisation, social responsibility and inclusiveness.

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Position 151-200 in THE Europe Teaching Rankings 2019 

according to Times Higher Education (THE)

This ranking assesses the teaching and learning environment for students. In its latest edition, in 2019, UCAM was ranked tenth in one of the four main areas of study, in which satisfaction with the services provided, the quality of teaching and the student's general assessment of the institution are evaluated. Over 125,000 interviews were conducted with students from 18 European countries in order to determine this rating.

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Position 351-400 in THE YOUNG World University Rankings 2022 

according to Times Higher Education (THE)

The Times Higher Education Young University Rankings list the best universities in the world that are 50 years old or younger. This ranking evaluates the areas of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. UCAM has achieved position 351-400, excelling in knowledge transfer.

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Position 1001-1200 in THE World University Rankings 2022

according to Times Higher Education (THE)

The ranking of the prestigious Times Higher Education ranks institutions from all over the world based on 5 key pillars: teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook. The outstanding results obtained by UCAM, especially in the area of research, have improved its position in comparison to the previous edition.

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Posición 601+ in THE World University Rankings by Subject: Clinical and Health 2022

according to Times Higher Education (THE)

UCAM maintains its position in the 2022 edition of this thematic ranking, standing out in the area related to health sciences. Especially in the areas of income from industry and research, to which it adds the first regional position in international perspective

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Position 501-600 in THE World University Rankings by Subject: Life Sciences 2022

according to Times Higher Education (THE)

UCAM appears for the first time in the 2022 edition of the Life Sciences ranking. In this area, the results of the UCAM in Sports Sciences and Biotechnology are especially valued, highlighting the second position nationally in attracting funds from industry for the development of research and innovation projects that promote the growth of the business fabric, improving the university-industry relationship..

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Position 401-500 in THE World University Rankings by Subject: Education 2022

according to Times Higher Education (THE)

This ranking covers 11 subject areas, including Education, Computer Science, Clinical and Health and Business and Economics. UCAM appears for the first time in the 2022 edition of the ranking in Education, in the range of positions 401 - 500, reaching the first position at regional level in revenue from industry and international perspective.

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61st position in SDG4: Quality Education in THE Impact Rankings 2022

according to Times Higher Education (THE)

THE Impact Rankings are based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) created by the UN for the 2030 Agenda. UCAM has obtained the position 401-600 in the overall category and stands out in the indicators SDG4 - Quality Education (61), SDG3 - Good Health and Wellbeing (201-300) and SDG8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth (201-300).

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6th position at national level according to scientific production in the area of knowledge of agriculture and biological sciences

according to Scimago Institutions Rankings (SIR)

Scimago Institutions Rankings (SIR) is a ranking of academic institutions related to research, classified by three different sets of indicators based on research performance, innovation results and social impact measured by their visibility on the web. In the ranking by subject area UCAM stands out in agriculture and biological sciences at national and Ibero-American level.

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UCAM is positioned as the third private university in Spain according to the Best Global Universities Ranking

according to US News

his ranking classifies academic institutions around the world according to thirteen indicators, which measure their performance in research, and their global and regional reputation.

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The UCAM positioned for the first time in the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings

according to Universitas Indonesia

This ranking is an initiative of Universitas Indonesia and aims to publicise those institutions that comply with policies related to the Green Campus and Sustainability. UCAM obtained an overall score of 4,500 points, standing out in the Waste category, focused on waste treatment and recycling processes.

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UCAM among the top 10 universities in Spain in Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing

according to U-multirank Consortium

This ranking values key factors such as the learning experience, the quality of the degrees and teaching provided, the contact with professors, the organisation, work inclusion, internships and research and guidance on teaching and professional opportunities abroad.

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UCAM praised for its contribution to regional development

according to the Ranking Fundación CyD

This ranking acknowledges the quality of the achievements of the Universidad Católica in its efforts to strengthen the university-business alliance through research and cooperation between the two sectors in the Region of Murcia.

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Position nº5 for the Degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences in the World Ranking 50 Careers 2022

according to the newspaper El Mundo

This ranking analyses the 50 most demanded degrees by students and the five best Spanish universities where they are taught. In this edition, the ranking has positioned the UCAM's Degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences in fifth place, and highlights the large number of scholarship holders who can combine daily high-level competition training with teaching.

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Position No. 7 in the Transparency Ranking of private universities 2019

according to the Fundación Compromiso y Transparencia

This ranking measures the transparency of universities through the information they publish on their website; an effort to disseminate and publish relevant information about the organisation, making it visible and accessible.

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UCAM excels in U-Ranking 2021 due to its teaching results

according to the Valencian Institute of Economic Research (Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas - IVIE) and the BBVA Foundation (Fundación BBVA).

The Universidad Católica de Murcia ranked highly in U-Ranking due to its excellent results in teaching, having a high percentage of foreign students and postgraduate students, as well as its good evaluation and low dropout rates. U-Ranking also positively values the employability of the graduated students. In the field of research, both the number of doctoral theses read and the number of scientific papers per PhD professor stand out.

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The Universidad Católica de Murcia ranks first in transparency among private universities

according to Dyntra, Dynamic Transparency Index

Dyntra is the first collaborative platform that enables an open evaluation of the level of compliance in institutional transparency, public communication, citizen participation and collaboration, economic-financial transparency and service contracting. UCAM stands out with a degree of compliance of 76% in the public communication section and 66,67% in participation and collaboration.

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Ranked 17th university in Spain and 196th in Europe in the StuDocu World University Ranking 2020

according to StuDocu

This university ranking is based on the experience of 100,000 students from 1,500 universities around the world. The universities are assessed using 15 indicators that evaluate, among other aspects, academic reputation, the quality of the subjects, security and sports facilities.

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UCAM is ranked 46th nationally in the Webometrics Ranking

according to the Cybermetrics Laboratory of the Spanish National Research Council (Laboratorio de Cibermetría del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas - CSIC)

The Web Ranking of Universities (known as Webometrics) measures the activity and visibility of universities as impact and prestige indicators. In the latest edition, in 2021, UCAM was ranked 1,531st in the world and 46th in Spain.

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UCAM, among the five fastest-growing private Spanish universities in research

according to IUNE Observatory

The figures, updated in 2021, on the annual scientific research output of the universities analysed by IUNE, place UCAM among the top five, with a growth of 48% in the last five years.

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UCAM, the private university with the greatest notoriety among Spaniards

according to Digital Group

private university sector in Spain, according to data provided by IMOP Instituto de Marketing y Opinión Pública (Institute of Marketing and Public Opinion).

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Recognition by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China

The Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China recognizes the Catholic University of Murcia as one of the universities recommended for Chinese students to study abroad.

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Decoration Civil Order Alfonso X the Wise

by the Government of Spain

Awarded to the President of the University for the merits he has brought to society in the field of teaching, research, culture and sport

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European Athletics Award

by the Association of European Athletes

European Athletics' awards UCAM for its dual career model so that athletes can study a university career at the same time as they pursue their professional careers

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Joaquin Blume Trophy

by the Supreme Sports Council

Prize awarded to the University for its work in promoting and encouraging sport

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New York Awards for Social Commitment and Contribution

by Inspiring Committed Leaders Foundation

Awarded to the President of the University for his contribution and social commitment through UCAM in favor of education

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The president of UCAM, awarded with the International Prize 'Giuseppe Sciacca'

by the International Association of Culture and Volunteering 'Uomo e Società

University of Murcia in the promotion of culture, the formation of young people, and the defence of the basic principles of civil society, in respect for the teachings of the Supreme Pontiffs and the Social Doctrine of the Church.

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Best in Show' award for the best simulation application

at the International Meeting on Simulation in Health

UCAM has been awarded this prize for its Body Interact clinical reasoning board

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Declaration of European Cardioprotected Space

by the European Foundation for Health, Research and Education

The University received from the Declaration of Cardioprotected Space, becoming the first European entity of the university education sector declared as Cardioprotected Space by the (EFHRE).

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Golden Antenna Award

by the National Association of RTV Professionals

José Luis Mendoza, president of the Catholic University of Murcia was awarded for his support to the media and his social commitment, reflected in the many projects he is developing

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Innovation and Health Award

by Mutua Universal

The University has been awarded for its commitment to excellence and quality, both in the degrees it offers and in the actions it carries out in the social field.

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