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THE World University Ranking acknowledges UCAM's great research boost as well as its international leadership

In this prestigious Times Higher Education report, the UCAM has climbed 478 places compared to last year in the world ranking in research. Moreover, it is the regional leader from an international perspective as well as in transfer of knowledge towards the business world

The UCAM has international students from all five continents (Archive image).
UCAM has international students from all five continents (Archive image).

The Catholic University of Murcia has achieved excellent results in the latest edition of THE World University Ranking (which has selected 1662 universities from 99 countries). This ranking is one of the three most relevant rankings at international level, along with Shanghai and QS WUR. This Times Higher Education ranking selects the best universities in the world based on thirteen indicators which allow it to make an overall assessment of the work carried out by each institution (teaching, research, knowledge transfer and internationalisation). The UCAM is among the 1001-1200 in the world. 


The ranking shows that in just one year (compared to its previous edition) the UCAM has climbed nearly 500 places in research among higher education centres worldwide. It especially recognises its high rate of publications per professor, as well as the fact that it is the number one university in the region in acquiring funds from the business world for the development of research and innovation projects. Said funds promote the growth of the corporate world, improving the university-business cooperation.  

These results are the consequence of the UCAM's great commitment to research, having invested more than 18 million euros last year alone, as well as the great impact of its researchers' publications, which have increased exponentially in recent years in the most prestigious scientific journals. 

Leaders in internationalisation 

Times Higher Education also ranks the Catholic University of Murcia as the leading university in the region from an international perspective. The institution has thousands of foreign students who study on its campuses every year and has numerous international campuses. All this has turned it into magnet for both students and researchers from all five continents. It also offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees entirely in English, which facilitates the arrival of these students.