Technical University of Catalonia: Rankings

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The Technical University of Catalonia ranked 8th in Spain, 354th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 100 across 18 research topics. The Technical University of Catalonia ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 40,284 publications and 904,151 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 56 notable alumni.

Rank Ranking
#354 of 14,131 In the World
#138 of 2,785 In Europe
#8 of 75 In Spain
#2 of 6 In Barcelona
#16 of 1,039 For Civil Engineering
#34 of 1,011 For Remote Sensing
#43 of 1,006 For Geotechnical Engineering
#848 of 7,353 For Alumni Impact
#284 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 15 other topics

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Acceptance rate and other statistics

Engineering

The Technical University of Catalonia ranked 1st for Engineering in Spain and 166th in the World with 16,246 publications made and 368,011 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Automation and Control engineering, Electronic Engineering, Computer Networking, Optical Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 61 In Spain
#38 of 1,123 In Europe
#166 of 4,624 In the World

Technical University of Catalonia
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 33 13
1992 21 15
1993 20 16
1994 50 34
1995 61 85
1996 113 195
1997 121 152
1998 144 263
1999 191 224
2000 191 265
2001 209 597
2002 224 444
2003 287 542
2004 341 740
2005 448 939
2006 546 964
2007 588 1304
2008 672 1493
2009 904 1617
2010 942 1908
2011 943 1764
2012 1039 2383
2013 863 1985
2014 1069 2646
2015 949 2079
2016 1087 2859
2017 838 2167
2018 836 1795
2019 789 1506
2020 772 1062
2021 878 524
Speciality Spain rank Europe rank World rank
Civil Engineering 1 7 16
Remote Sensing 2 8 34
Geotechnical Engineering 1 6 43
Computer Networking 1 4 53
Architecture 3 20 55
Environmental Engineering 1 15 60
Structural Engineering 1 15 61
Firefighting and Fire Science 1 18 64
Architectural Engineering 3 39 74
Industrial Engineering 1 24 76
Electronic Engineering 1 19 77
Telecommunications 1 21 83
Electrical Engineering 1 21 93
Renewable Energy Engineering 4 32 94
Operations Research 1 29 98
Aviation 2 31 102
Construction Management 3 46 113
Automation and Control engineering 1 22 113
Reliability and Quality Engineering 1 26 115
Engineering Management 3 34 122
Computer Engineering 1 30 124
Automotive Engineering 2 42 124
Petroleum Engineering 1 24 132
Marine Engineering 2 49 138
Transportation Engineering 3 39 144
Agricultural Engineering 9 48 168
Systems Engineering 6 78 178
Mechanical Engineering 3 67 178
Technical Drawing 1 48 181
Robotics 3 56 184
Mining Engineering 8 60 186
Metallurgical Engineering 2 44 187
Optical Engineering 2 55 188
Acoustical Engineering 2 52 193
Aerospace Engineering 2 56 207
Human-Computer Interaction 7 122 265
Materials Science 4 70 279
Nuclear Engineering 7 86 295
Biomedical Engineering 3 101 306
Landscape Architecture 11 132 315
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 7 143 326
Applied/Engineering Physics 9 142 374
Chemical Engineering 9 91 392
Product and Industrial Design 7 146 394
Biochemical Engineering 16 195 409
Nanotechnology 16 181 530
Biotechnology 31 290 905

Physics

The Technical University of Catalonia ranked 6th for Physics in Spain and 311th in the World with 8,199 publications made and 198,304 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum and Particle physics.

Rank Ranking
#6 of 58 In Spain
#108 of 969 In Europe
#311 of 4,082 In the World

Technical University of Catalonia
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 27 22
1992 11 4
1993 24 12
1994 38 32
1995 34 33
1996 74 144
1997 85 140
1998 102 188
1999 120 198
2000 112 163
2001 145 293
2002 139 234
2003 180 324
2004 224 461
2005 268 544
2006 272 590
2007 292 660
2008 336 673
2009 379 701
2010 411 891
2011 398 1011
2012 444 996
2013 401 960
2014 458 1275
2015 416 1182
2016 496 1564
2017 423 1222
2018 427 1237
2019 450 1074
2020 420 700
2021 527 342
Speciality Spain rank Europe rank World rank
Optical Engineering 2 55 188
Acoustical Engineering 2 52 193
Astrophysics and Astronomy 6 104 251
Materials Science 4 70 279
Theoretical Physics 11 137 301
Astrobiology 6 130 332
Condensed Matter Physics 9 151 351
Quantum and Particle physics 12 176 373
Applied/Engineering Physics 9 142 374
Medical Physics 6 164 399
Nuclear Physics 12 190 430
Atomic and Molecular physics 11 218 496
Nanotechnology 16 181 530
Biophysics 16 233 642

Computer Science

The Technical University of Catalonia ranked 1st for Computer Science in Spain and 210th in the World with 7,733 publications made and 157,745 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Computer Networking, Blockchain and Cryptography, Computational Linguistics, Computer Vision.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 63 In Spain
#62 of 1,051 In Europe
#210 of 4,392 In the World

Technical University of Catalonia
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 9 5
1992 16 9
1993 11 7
1994 26 23
1995 29 43
1996 50 47
1997 69 59
1998 79 55
1999 82 142
2000 95 133
2001 87 458
2002 106 331
2003 152 174
2004 177 194
2005 230 440
2006 311 357
2007 333 417
2008 412 709
2009 496 732
2010 475 944
2011 448 640
2012 458 1041
2013 427 747
2014 453 824
2015 433 1034
2016 432 1173
2017 397 1043
2018 378 889
2019 390 945
2020 342 421
2021 322 127

Chemistry

The Technical University of Catalonia ranked 14th for Chemistry in Spain and 437th in the World with 6,383 publications made and 175,167 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.

Rank Ranking
#14 of 58 In Spain
#154 of 977 In Europe
#437 of 4,317 In the World

Technical University of Catalonia
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 20 18
1992 13 10
1993 23 19
1994 32 34
1995 24 40
1996 70 160
1997 63 108
1998 72 170
1999 103 186
2000 108 202
2001 108 223
2002 119 276
2003 121 247
2004 126 274
2005 179 358
2006 166 396
2007 199 648
2008 249 611
2009 285 715
2010 302 865
2011 289 722
2012 343 1115
2013 313 837
2014 378 1229
2015 369 1271
2016 410 1190
2017 323 902
2018 362 1043
2019 364 896
2020 346 622
2021 447 303
Speciality Spain rank Europe rank World rank
Materials Science 4 70 279
Computational Chemistry 11 128 284
Radiochemistry 7 48 295
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 7 143 326
Chemical Engineering 9 91 392
Biochemical Engineering 16 195 409
Environmental Chemistry 21 163 415
Physical chemistry 17 191 449
Organic Chemistry 21 204 530
Nanotechnology 16 181 530
Inorganic Chemistry 19 182 555
Petrology and Geochemistry 13 203 582
Nutrition and Food Science 34 201 659
Biochemistry 36 381 1215

Environmental Science

The Technical University of Catalonia ranked 6th for Environmental Science in Spain and 289th in the World with 3,951 publications made and 121,133 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Geography and Cartography, Environmental Management, Geotechnical Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#6 of 60 In Spain
#94 of 931 In Europe
#289 of 4,023 In the World

Technical University of Catalonia
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 9 3
1992 3 0
1993 8 20
1994 8 8
1995 13 29
1996 25 46
1997 27 56
1998 23 39
1999 39 84
2000 47 137
2001 41 116
2002 58 283
2003 52 195
2004 79 316
2005 96 358
2006 91 229
2007 123 329
2008 192 580
2009 191 477
2010 216 639
2011 232 635
2012 302 841
2013 226 773
2014 330 993
2015 217 517
2016 287 802
2017 214 654
2018 180 423
2019 192 435
2020 202 361
2021 208 173

Mathematics

The Technical University of Catalonia ranked 1st for Mathematics in Spain and 163rd in the World with 2,892 publications made and 62,001 citations received. Main research topics: Blockchain and Cryptography, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 56 In Spain
#44 of 816 In Europe
#163 of 3,376 In the World

Technical University of Catalonia
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 7 4
1992 4 1
1993 8 1
1994 9 6
1995 5 23
1996 16 30
1997 9 13
1998 33 72
1999 29 19
2000 38 70
2001 39 109
2002 43 119
2003 63 96
2004 74 133
2005 99 170
2006 93 134
2007 110 149
2008 166 363
2009 185 385
2010 165 387
2011 159 300
2012 169 358
2013 157 238
2014 192 382
2015 153 295
2016 215 474
2017 148 266
2018 107 154
2019 131 172
2020 128 146
2021 132 55
Speciality Spain rank Europe rank World rank
Blockchain and Cryptography 1 11 74
Operations Research 1 29 98
Applied Mathematics 1 29 99
Statistics 7 116 318
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 13 150 349
Actuarial Science 11 217 577
Math Teachers 17 154 609

Art & Design

The Technical University of Catalonia ranked 12th for Art & Design in Spain and 353rd in the World with 961 publications made and 13,279 citations received. Main research topics: Architecture, Multimedia, UX/UI Desgin, Game Design and Development, Computer Graphics.

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
#12 of 58 In Spain
#133 of 723 In Europe
#353 of 2,700 In the World

Technical University of Catalonia
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 0
1992 2 0
1993 0 0
1994 2 0
1995 2 0
1996 3 5
1997 3 0
1998 3 0
1999 11 27
2000 4 1
2001 10 18
2002 7 4
2003 16 16
2004 13 16
2005 22 14
2006 29 20
2007 47 48
2008 49 61
2009 61 40
2010 64 134
2011 63 75
2012 75 167
2013 55 100
2014 66 76
2015 55 62
2016 50 61
2017 55 99
2018 50 38
2019 34 126
2020 63 35
2021 41 13
Speciality Spain rank Europe rank World rank
Architecture 3 20 55
Multimedia 5 53 164
Animation 2 61 178
Interior Design 2 68 221
Computer Graphics 2 68 225
Photography 6 90 240
Game Design and Development 8 94 256
UX/UI Desgin 9 124 278
Painting and Drawing 19 133 284
Sculpture 19 133 284
Illustration and Concept Art 16 132 288
Landscape Architecture 11 132 315
Graphic Design 13 182 451
Art History 21 219 579
Singing and Vocal Performance 19 227 668
Fashion Design 21 262 708
Performing arts 49 318 916
Entertainment Industry Business 40 352 980

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Non-core subjects for the Technical University of Catalonia

Speciality Spain Europe World Rank
Supply Chain Management 2 52 166
Optometry 5 57 167
Project Management 4 75 199
Environmental Economics 6 77 207
Risk Management 6 91 252
Intellectual Property and Patent Law 4 84 287
Management 7 126 387
Dentistry 9 133 401
Archaeology 29 188 447
Real Estate 11 140 450
Business 13 176 476
Occupational Safety and Health 8 153 486
Ophthalmology 14 165 490
Agricultural Economics 11 158 559
Hospitality and Hotel Management 34 232 584
Linguistics 27 232 585
Respiratory Therapy 9 200 586
Entrepreneurship 29 273 586
Education Majors 18 183 604
Economics 18 236 611
Radio and Television broadcasting 24 229 631
Sonography and Ultrasound 12 227 648
Evolutionary Biology 24 251 657
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 17 249 657
Demography 26 252 682
Human Resource Management 31 261 686
Cardiology 19 251 712
Audiology 18 270 747
Law Enforcement 11 252 757
Occupational Therapy 22 284 771
Sports Medicine 27 294 781
Plastic Surgery 13 248 816
Publishing 30 309 835
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 21 267 842
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences 31 314 846
Special Education 40 323 895
Orthodontics 20 287 943
Marketing 36 354 965
Genetics 31 333 987
Development Studies 27 334 1027
Political Science 38 389 1028
Physical Therapy 38 381 1117
Public Health 30 345 1129
Biology 34 360 1129
Psychology 40 390 1145
Botany 44 351 1191
Medicine 31 373 1212
Anatomy and Physiology 37 377 1229
Microbiology 37 373 1241
Health Science 32 376 1273
Surgery 33 376 1278
Sociology 47 427 1310
Communications and Public Relations 41 468 1346
Social Psychology 50 464 1516