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UCAM stands out in internationalisation and knowledge transfer according to Times Higher Education

In their World University Ranking, the Universidad Católica de Murcia is also ranked eighth in Spain when it comes to collaboration with businesses.

For the third consecutive year, the World University Ranking by Times Higher Education —one of the most prestigious in the world— has included UCAM in their annual ranking. Worldwide, the institution presided over by José Luis Mendoza is in the 1,001 - 1,200 bracket, and in Spain it has climbed six places in this 2023 edition, rising to the 28th position out of the 55 universities ranked.

UCAM has achieved outstanding results in three important indicators, in which it ranks first in the Region of Murcia: citations, knowledge transfer (eighth at national level) and international outlook. When compared to last year's ranking, UCAM has improved notably in teaching (+10%), citations (+22%) and international outlook (+13%).

Estrella Núñez, UCAM Vice-Rector of Research, has positively valued this results and the evolution of the University: ‘The process of continuous improvement in which we are immersed means that we make progress in teaching, research, and internationalisation year after year. The development of rigorous research, carried out with both public and private funding, has improved the quality of the publications

and, as a result, in the last year we have seen a 22% increase in the number of citations received’. As for the relationship with the business world, UCAM HiTech is already playing a decisive role in strengthening the university-business relationship and promoting scientific entrepreneurship among young adults.

In their 2023 edition, Times Higher Education has assessed nearly 2,000 universities in 104 countries, has analysed more than 121 million citations in over 15.5 million research publications and has surveyed 40,000 academics worldwide.