Complutense University of Madrid: Rankings

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The Complutense University of Madrid ranked 2nd in Spain, 144th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 100 across 24 research topics. The Complutense University of Madrid ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 86,698 publications and 2,091,428 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 596 notable alumni.

Rank Ranking
#144 of 14,131 In the World
#39 of 2,785 In Europe
#2 of 75 In Spain
#1 of 8 In Madrid
#22 of 1,000 For Archaeology
#33 of 1,019 For Paleontology
#38 of 1,514 For Nutrition and Food Science
#43 of 7,353 For Alumni Impact
#154 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 21 other topics

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Medicine

The Complutense University of Madrid ranked 3rd for Medicine in Spain and 291st in the World with 14,636 publications made and 521,861 citations received. Main research topics: Immunology, Oncology and Cancer research, Surgery, Pharmacology, Anatomy and Physiology.

Rank Ranking
#3 of 63 In Spain
#100 of 1,018 In Europe
#291 of 4,739 In the World

Complutense University of Madrid
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 150 100
1992 65 73
1993 95 61
1994 127 340
1995 92 67
1996 220 273
1997 225 714
1998 228 675
1999 218 506
2000 227 734
2001 250 812
2002 232 814
2003 260 915
2004 244 767
2005 260 1318
2006 267 931
2007 318 1173
2008 435 2026
2009 374 1468
2010 477 2152
2011 515 2007
2012 588 2187
2013 625 2116
2014 681 2385
2015 651 2227
2016 800 5496
2017 897 4614
2018 769 4062
2019 923 2655
2020 1300 3209
2021 1629 1454
Speciality Spain rank Europe rank World rank
Veterinary 2 22 51
Dentistry 1 34 101
Pharmacology 1 25 116
Forensic Science 4 43 120
Optometry 4 42 126
Ophthalmology 3 41 146
Pharmacy 6 62 159
Medical Physics 2 66 200
Epidemiology 3 76 218
Anatomy and Physiology 3 73 221
Social Work 1 69 225
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 1 70 236
Immunology 3 97 254
Respiratory Therapy 3 90 262
Virology 3 78 263
Biomedical Engineering 2 91 271
Clinical Psychology 4 78 282
Orthodontics 4 87 283
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 4 118 289
Audiology 5 120 289
Gerontology 4 82 293
Sonography and Ultrasound 4 103 302
Dermatology 3 111 310
Critical Care Nursing 3 127 316
Anesthesiology 3 108 318
Toxicology 4 106 321
Cosmetology 9 112 323
Neurosurgery 4 128 338
Health Science 3 122 340
Psychiatry 4 123 343
Pathology 3 124 344
Urology 5 113 349
Pediatrics 3 124 353
Cardiology 4 135 362
Sports / Exercise science 15 141 367
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 4 117 379
Surgery 4 126 379
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 4 129 382
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 3 122 384
Oncology and Cancer research 4 130 392
Public Health 7 121 393
Radiation Therapy 5 144 409
Physical Therapy 6 173 436
Plastic Surgery 5 139 458
Occupational Therapy 10 191 495
Healthcare Management (MHA) 5 175 512
Sports Medicine 16 218 542
Family medicine 7 185 615
Nursing 9 202 693

Biology

The Complutense University of Madrid ranked 2nd for Biology in Spain and 216th in the World with 14,549 publications made and 667,183 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Immunology, Microbiology, Oncology and Cancer research, Pharmacology.

Rank Ranking
#2 of 60 In Spain
#70 of 942 In Europe
#216 of 4,496 In the World

Complutense University of Madrid
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 126 131
1992 70 65
1993 102 96
1994 147 155
1995 107 128
1996 256 477
1997 311 1098
1998 314 772
1999 330 861
2000 326 1147
2001 341 1420
2002 330 1125
2003 361 1375
2004 373 1448
2005 371 1483
2006 377 1670
2007 455 1896
2008 525 2611
2009 506 2208
2010 586 2342
2011 576 2349
2012 628 2893
2013 655 2751
2014 719 3246
2015 655 2706
2016 746 4814
2017 740 3395
2018 582 3087
2019 631 2164
2020 767 2048
2021 885 4932
Speciality Spain rank Europe rank World rank
Paleontology 1 12 33
Nutrition and Food Science 1 12 38
Microbiology 2 24 84
Pharmacology 1 25 116
Zoology 2 43 123
Animal Science 4 43 138
Biotechnology 4 53 148
Botany 3 54 160
Evolutionary Biology 3 57 169
Astrobiology 2 68 170
Nanotechnology 1 30 173
Biochemistry 2 71 198
Neuroscience 2 79 200
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 5 55 201
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 1 70 236
Biophysics 2 86 243
Forestry 8 74 249
Immunology 3 97 254
Genetics 5 98 260
Virology 3 78 263
Molecular Biology 2 91 279
Toxicology 4 106 321
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 8 140 351
Entomology 7 143 355
Agricultural Science 12 114 362
Horticulture 18 104 375
Oncology and Cancer research 4 130 392

Physics

The Complutense University of Madrid ranked 1st for Physics in Spain and 207th in the World with 13,283 publications made and 403,403 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Optical Engineering, Quantum and Particle physics, Condensed Matter Physics.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 58 In Spain
#58 of 969 In Europe
#207 of 4,082 In the World

Complutense University of Madrid
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 128 79
1992 67 38
1993 105 59
1994 136 106
1995 122 111
1996 238 239
1997 275 263
1998 233 334
1999 255 326
2000 277 388
2001 281 491
2002 270 519
2003 320 729
2004 307 607
2005 343 739
2006 440 1397
2007 391 1387
2008 473 1651
2009 573 1636
2010 581 1976
2011 675 2311
2012 702 2284
2013 623 2018
2014 657 2324
2015 579 2010
2016 582 3029
2017 649 2074
2018 580 1744
2019 605 1719
2020 626 1458
2021 605 449
Speciality Spain rank Europe rank World rank
Theoretical Physics 3 39 93
Astrophysics and Astronomy 3 53 125
Quantum and Particle physics 5 71 147
Condensed Matter Physics 4 63 165
Astrobiology 2 68 170
Nanotechnology 1 30 173
Optical Engineering 1 53 181
Nuclear Physics 7 99 195
Medical Physics 2 66 200
Atomic and Molecular physics 4 105 225
Biophysics 2 86 243
Materials Science 1 56 246
Applied/Engineering Physics 7 127 350
Acoustical Engineering 15 244 730

Chemistry

The Complutense University of Madrid ranked 2nd for Chemistry in Spain and 161st in the World with 13,085 publications made and 444,290 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Nutrition and Food Science.

Rank Ranking
#2 of 58 In Spain
#36 of 977 In Europe
#161 of 4,317 In the World

Complutense University of Madrid
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 186 113
1992 100 49
1993 165 109
1994 168 123
1995 157 135
1996 264 237
1997 336 702
1998 305 566
1999 328 616
2000 369 904
2001 318 622
2002 334 814
2003 339 962
2004 349 1069
2005 358 1104
2006 398 1519
2007 383 1330
2008 469 1894
2009 489 1705
2010 506 1873
2011 525 1642
2012 546 1628
2013 565 1800
2014 606 1897
2015 532 1609
2016 550 2183
2017 545 1869
2018 464 1233
2019 481 1283
2020 493 1013
2021 522 313

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The Complutense University of Madrid ranked 3rd for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Spain and 187th in the World with 11,276 publications made and 154,555 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy, History.

Rank Ranking
#3 of 63 In Spain
#58 of 1,147 In Europe
#187 of 5,073 In the World

Complutense University of Madrid
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 38 23
1992 38 9
1993 24 31
1994 39 27
1995 30 19
1996 83 68
1997 102 207
1998 90 90
1999 95 172
2000 92 146
2001 126 218
2002 128 333
2003 145 255
2004 147 291
2005 166 343
2006 219 411
2007 247 450
2008 317 496
2009 412 654
2010 467 567
2011 491 755
2012 570 791
2013 594 463
2014 676 1089
2015 677 925
2016 715 1063
2017 740 1054
2018 776 894
2019 846 848
2020 977 1293
2021 988 518

Engineering

The Complutense University of Madrid ranked 3rd for Engineering in Spain and 262nd in the World with 10,474 publications made and 290,385 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Metallurgical Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#3 of 61 In Spain
#64 of 1,123 In Europe
#262 of 4,624 In the World

Complutense University of Madrid
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 85 32
1992 49 25
1993 84 39
1994 84 39
1995 73 61
1996 151 132
1997 165 139
1998 161 237
1999 180 294
2000 222 321
2001 219 359
2002 216 409
2003 255 554
2004 261 585
2005 301 689
2006 325 968
2007 302 837
2008 402 1480
2009 481 1396
2010 451 1323
2011 503 1332
2012 501 1277
2013 505 1566
2014 568 1678
2015 485 1337
2016 517 2328
2017 556 1818
2018 480 1136
2019 494 1257
2020 494 879
2021 523 309
Speciality Spain rank Europe rank World rank
Landscape Architecture 5 39 97
Nuclear Engineering 2 29 101
Biochemical Engineering 5 51 129
Chemical Engineering 1 17 130
Architecture 5 54 140
Metallurgical Engineering 1 33 145
Transportation Engineering 4 41 146
Biotechnology 4 53 148
Mining Engineering 6 51 169
Nanotechnology 1 30 173
Optical Engineering 1 53 181
Agricultural Engineering 11 56 190
Systems Engineering 7 87 201
Marine Engineering 6 75 210
Renewable Energy Engineering 7 76 221
Environmental Engineering 11 67 237
Materials Science 1 56 246
Computer Engineering 5 74 256
Biomedical Engineering 2 91 271
Engineering Management 5 95 283
Human-Computer Interaction 8 139 288
Operations Research 6 103 299
Telecommunications 8 97 300
Applied/Engineering Physics 7 127 350
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 9 162 365
Automotive Engineering 10 120 382
Aviation 8 142 396
Firefighting and Fire Science 15 115 410
Industrial Engineering 8 156 423
Remote Sensing 16 162 432
Architectural Engineering 17 195 458
Computer Networking 11 147 500
Electrical Engineering 14 159 527
Geotechnical Engineering 7 154 545
Product and Industrial Design 9 210 545
Construction Management 11 202 548
Reliability and Quality Engineering 15 177 554
Civil Engineering 16 192 555
Electronic Engineering 16 167 556
Robotics 16 202 580
Petroleum Engineering 9 160 586
Technical Drawing 13 192 636
Acoustical Engineering 15 244 730
Automation and Control engineering 16 223 765
Aerospace Engineering 13 272 767
Mechanical Engineering 17 255 785

Environmental Science

The Complutense University of Madrid ranked 2nd for Environmental Science in Spain and 147th in the World with 7,969 publications made and 227,948 citations received. Main research topics: Geography and Cartography, Geology, Ecology, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Paleontology.

Rank Ranking
#2 of 60 In Spain
#45 of 931 In Europe
#147 of 4,023 In the World

Complutense University of Madrid
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 39 32
1992 26 30
1993 30 42
1994 39 64
1995 45 50
1996 76 126
1997 110 251
1998 97 196
1999 107 276
2000 120 289
2001 140 533
2002 141 295
2003 189 458
2004 178 647
2005 187 495
2006 201 541
2007 218 641
2008 276 713
2009 301 791
2010 423 1031
2011 371 876
2012 472 1201
2013 462 1455
2014 563 1222
2015 471 1118
2016 571 1476
2017 458 1036
2018 304 934
2019 325 643
2020 357 505
2021 426 328

Computer Science

The Complutense University of Madrid ranked 7th for Computer Science in Spain and 317th in the World with 5,534 publications made and 162,168 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Blockchain and Cryptography, Bioinformatics and Computational biology.

Rank Ranking
#7 of 63 In Spain
#111 of 1,051 In Europe
#317 of 4,392 In the World

Complutense University of Madrid
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 18 30
1992 12 7
1993 17 18
1994 20 10
1995 16 12
1996 30 27
1997 51 97
1998 64 89
1999 56 159
2000 52 150
2001 91 266
2002 99 153
2003 121 269
2004 148 384
2005 137 314
2006 178 386
2007 180 486
2008 232 613
2009 320 819
2010 272 592
2011 275 637
2012 276 713
2013 273 830
2014 328 955
2015 330 876
2016 314 2327
2017 284 721
2018 267 629
2019 308 558
2020 316 514
2021 387 4507

Psychology

The Complutense University of Madrid ranked 5th for Psychology in Spain and 301st in the World with 4,033 publications made and 126,758 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science.

Rank Ranking
#5 of 62 In Spain
#96 of 833 In Europe
#301 of 3,654 In the World

Complutense University of Madrid
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 12 30
1992 9 35
1993 13 9
1994 18 21
1995 18 16
1996 26 33
1997 45 111
1998 39 83
1999 47 249
2000 35 181
2001 59 271
2002 49 133
2003 58 221
2004 49 122
2005 75 543
2006 84 357
2007 100 519
2008 122 507
2009 181 649
2010 133 473
2011 188 472
2012 214 580
2013 221 566
2014 271 717
2015 240 655
2016 306 690
2017 270 591
2018 210 375
2019 200 339
2020 285 592
2021 395 273
Speciality Spain rank Europe rank World rank
Neuroscience 2 79 200
Social Work 1 69 225
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 2 89 262
Cognitive Science 3 113 269
Clinical Psychology 4 78 282
Child Psychology 4 90 304
Social Psychology 4 95 333
Psychiatry 4 123 343
Special Education 8 112 346
Education Majors 9 96 361
Sexology 4 113 419
Occupational Therapy 10 191 495
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 9 158 508

Business

The Complutense University of Madrid ranked 4th for Business in Spain and 300th in the World with 3,042 publications made and 52,709 citations received. Main research topics: Investment Banking and Stock trading, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Public Policy / Administration, Finance.

Rank Ranking
#4 of 63 In Spain
#103 of 1,011 In Europe
#300 of 4,001 In the World

Complutense University of Madrid
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 0
1992 2 3
1993 2 1
1994 4 1
1995 4 1
1996 3 0
1997 9 6
1998 18 13
1999 13 37
2000 22 43
2001 29 41
2002 39 32
2003 52 87
2004 77 152
2005 52 59
2006 68 237
2007 88 127
2008 100 265
2009 183 289
2010 168 237
2011 180 374
2012 178 304
2013 197 354
2014 241 455
2015 179 360
2016 252 426
2017 157 231
2018 158 291
2019 150 188
2020 195 215
2021 207 67

Art & Design

The Complutense University of Madrid ranked 1st for Art & Design in Spain and 135th in the World with 2,388 publications made and 14,218 citations received. Main research topics: Creative Writing, Art History, Literature, Performing arts, Multimedia.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science profiles.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 58 In Spain
#41 of 723 In Europe
#135 of 2,700 In the World

Complutense University of Madrid
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 7 3
1992 7 0
1993 2 1
1994 8 0
1995 4 1
1996 7 0
1997 10 0
1998 15 6
1999 9 4
2000 8 2
2001 15 27
2002 22 36
2003 30 12
2004 37 32
2005 44 21
2006 63 20
2007 42 39
2008 71 117
2009 99 152
2010 107 33
2011 117 41
2012 160 80
2013 178 74
2014 170 74
2015 178 50
2016 209 223
2017 179 108
2018 162 45
2019 119 31
2020 149 29
2021 109 15
Speciality Spain rank Europe rank World rank
Performing arts 1 11 26
Painting and Drawing 3 19 45
Sculpture 3 19 45
Illustration and Concept Art 3 19 53
Literature 1 29 70
Entertainment Industry Business 1 15 74
Creative Writing 1 26 83
Cinematography 1 29 84
Art History 1 32 89
Landscape Architecture 5 39 97
Game Design and Development 3 31 121
Photography 2 43 122
Architecture 5 54 140
Multimedia 4 51 159
Fashion Design 3 73 191
Music 4 68 192
Graphic Design 2 79 231
Singing and Vocal Performance 2 80 244
Aesthetics 3 100 276
UX/UI Desgin 11 172 362
Animation 7 141 397
Computer Graphics 13 180 495

Mathematics

The Complutense University of Madrid ranked 4th for Mathematics in Spain and 274th in the World with 2,377 publications made and 43,339 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Statistics, Blockchain and Cryptography, Applied Mathematics, Math Teachers.

Rank Ranking
#4 of 56 In Spain
#86 of 816 In Europe
#274 of 3,376 In the World

Complutense University of Madrid
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 6 1
1992 9 2
1993 11 14
1994 13 7
1995 6 2
1996 17 11
1997 29 20
1998 32 51
1999 33 96
2000 36 64
2001 42 60
2002 48 58
2003 64 57
2004 78 86
2005 67 56
2006 65 57
2007 84 77
2008 104 190
2009 150 222
2010 122 180
2011 122 211
2012 130 207
2013 113 130
2014 129 200
2015 131 923
2016 130 255
2017 102 143
2018 84 95
2019 103 90
2020 152 193
2021 123 61
Speciality Spain rank Europe rank World rank
Statistics 3 59 190
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 5 80 214
Blockchain and Cryptography 3 73 259
Operations Research 6 103 299
Applied Mathematics 9 127 325
Actuarial Science 7 125 370
Math Teachers 9 101 424

Economics

The Complutense University of Madrid ranked 6th for Economics in Spain and 277th in the World with 2,040 publications made and 26,226 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Development Studies, Political Economy, Finance.

Rank Ranking
#6 of 57 In Spain
#101 of 790 In Europe
#277 of 3,039 In the World

Complutense University of Madrid
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 4 1
1992 2 0
1993 0 0
1994 7 4
1995 3 1
1996 6 5
1997 11 9
1998 21 12
1999 11 55
2000 27 65
2001 24 45
2002 31 23
2003 41 36
2004 56 64
2005 63 62
2006 45 39
2007 66 87
2008 79 94
2009 135 158
2010 125 130
2011 121 130
2012 113 123
2013 124 129
2014 128 136
2015 123 172
2016 136 159
2017 101 198
2018 69 102
2019 105 79
2020 105 162
2021 136 72