The University of Valencia, third in Spain and first in Valencia in the URAP scientific production ranking

  • Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit
  • January 24th, 2023
Charles Darwin Square of the University of Valencia and Rectorate building.
Charles Darwin Square of the University of Valencia and Rectorate building.

The University of Valencia (UV) is the third Spanish higher education institution, the first in Valencia and has improved its position at the European and international level for the second consecutive year in the latest update of the University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP). This classification measures the quality and quantity of the scientific publications of the 3,000 best universities in the world. Regarding the previous edition (2021-2022), the Valencian centre advances from 210th to 206th place in the world, while at the European level it also rises 4 positions, reaching 81st.

In addition, the Valencian institution has also improved in the score of 4 of the 6 proposed quality indicators, such as citations, international collaboration, total impact of citations and total documentation. The main objective of this tool is to develop a classification system for universities worldwide based on academic results determined by the quality and quantity of academic publications.

 At international level, the ranking is led by the University of Harvard, the University of Toronto, and the University College of London. In Europe, the University College, Paris, and Oxford are in the lead, while in Spain (as in the three previous editions), the University of Valencia is only surpassed by the Universities of Barcelona and the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

The University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) is a non-profit organisation that was established in the Informatics Institute of the Technical University of the Middle East (Turkey) in 2009. The provider of bibliometric data for this ranking is Web of Science-Clarivate Analytics.


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