UCAM is tenth in Europe for teaching quality according to THE Ranking

It is considered as one of the three most important ranking organisation of the world, together with the QS and Shanghai ranking; THE Europe Teaching Rankings, it includes the Catholic University of Murcia among the 200 best universities in Europe, and the 10 who have received the best rating from their students. The ranking assesses the preparation of the student for their inclusion in the labour market, the success rate of the graduates, the services of the university, etc...

09 July 2019

Times Higher Education

 

The THE Europe Teaching Rankings is elaborated by Times Higher Education, which is one of the three most important ranking organisations of the world, together with the QS and the Shanghai ranking. The best universities struggle to be included in it, by comparing their educative systems with other terms of reference from all over the world with regard to academic reputation, scientific production, transparency, ratio of students per teachers or to the internationality of the students and teachers. In the latest report, UCAM has obtained the tenth place in one of the four big areas of study, which assesses the satisfaction of the services provided, the quality of teaching and the general assessment of the institution by the student.

In the list, the Spanish university education stands out as the second best assessed one, behind the UK, with 14 universities among the first 100 positions. In order to do this, the publication has carried out more than 125.000 interviews to students from 18 European countries, who have answered questions related to teaching quality, relation with the teachers, employability and commitment of the institution, among other questions. The prestigious ranking, which assesses the education systems of the most renowned universities in Europe, establishes the mark based on fourteen items, classified in four big fields - satisfaction of the students, resources, results and environment-. In this way, the assessment takes into account aspects such as the assessment of the students, the interaction with the teachers, the recommendation of the institution, the quality of the services, the ratio of students per professor, the rate of graduates, the employability, the academic quality of the teachers, the internationalisation rate of teachers and students, as well as the percentage of student in mobility programmes such as Erasmus+. 

Manuel Ruiz, Vice Chancellor of Quality and Academic Organisation, points out that: “These types of rankings, that assess the teaching quality, the teachers or the resources of the university itself, are a reference that shows the way to university excellence”.

Once again, the Catholic University of Murcia is indexed as one of the best universities at the national and international level. If we add the results of the `THE Europe Teaching Rankings 2019´, which places the Catholic University of Murcia among the 200 best European Universities, we find other rankings such as CYD or U-multirank, that recently have also highlighted the quality of the undergraduate and graduate teachings of the UCAM, mostly in the areas of health and polytechnic. 

The UCAM works with a teaching methodology based on personalised teaching and small groups, by allowing an actual professor/student relation and the continuous assessment of the performance. This entails a better academic and personal monitoring of the student, with special attention to the student through individual tutoring.

Currently, the UCAM offers 52 postgraduate degrees with face-to-face, blended and on-line modality, which cover all the areas of knowledge and meet the maximum quality requirements, with a flexible schedule so that the students can combine it with their professional activity. Furthermore, the university has invested heavily in degrees in English.