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U-Multirank 2016 edition highlights the UCLM education quality

Highest rating in regional engagement, employability and lifelong learning

The new edition of the ranking promoted by the European Commission, U-Multirank, shows the progress of the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) in all areas analyzed, with particular emphasis on those related to the education quality. The UCLM stands out on issues such as the employability of their graduates, graduates working in the region, the student mobility, internships, graduation rate or continuing education. Regarding the previous edition, the UCLM improves in the 5 dimensions analyzed, being average or above it in 18 of the 28 indicators evaluated.

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The U-Ranking indicates the UCLM is ranked 22 in the Spanish University System

The UCLM moves back one position according to the BBVA Foundation and IVIE

The U-Ranking 2016 edition, developed by the BBVA Foundation and the Valencian Institute for Economic Research (Ivie) shows that the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) just dropped one position till the 22nd position in the Spanish University System, being analyzed 61 universities. Of all three teaching, research and innovation dimensions taken into consideration, the UCLM stands out in areas related to research and has more room for improvement in those related to innovation.

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The GreenMetric ranking shows the progress of the UCLM on sustainability

36 positions improved to stand 174 in the world

The 2015 edition of the international ranking GreenMetric shows that the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) is ranked 11th among the 21 Spanish universities voluntarily evaluated on sustainability and environment. Globally, the UCLM is on the 174 position from a total of 407 universities from 65 countries. Of the six dimensions evaluated, the UCLM particularly stands out in education and research related to sustainability and the environment, occupying the second position nationally and 29 worldwide.

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The Social Council analyzes the situation of the UCLM in the Spanish University System

A report has been presented

The Social Council of the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) held a plenary session this morning at the Campus of Albacete with the presence of its president, Emilio Ontiveros, during a session in which the professor of Applied Economics at the University of Jaén, Juan Hernández Armenteros, has presented the report on the status of the regional University in the Spanish University System. Similarly, during the plenary session they have appointed the permanent commissions of the Council.

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The UCLM emphasizes its commitment with the regional development among European universities

Regional presence and involvement with the production system according to U-Multirank

The ranking promoted by the European Commission, U-Multirank, highlights the commitment with the regional development which recognises the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), when compared over 1,200 higher education institutions in the second edition of this classification, published in 2015. The UCLM reaches the highest rating in two out of five indicators that make up the dimension ‘Regional Engagement’ of this ranking, placing other two in the immediately following outstanding level. The proportion of graduates in bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees working in the region, the internships in companies and institutions of Castilla-La Mancha and the incomes from regional sources are some of the aspects in which the UCLM comparatively stands out. The UCLM is also prominent in other dimensions such as the international mobility of students within the dimension ‘International Orientation’ or the income from continuous professional development in the dimension ‘Knowledge Transfer’. Continue reading The UCLM emphasizes its commitment with the regional development among European universities

The UCLM is among the best 700 universities in the world in research performance

According to the University Ranking by Academic Performance 2015

The 2015 edition of the ranking URAP indicates that the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) is ranked 696 worldwide in research performance, whereas within the Spanish University System (SUE) occupies the 27th position. The UCLM improves the achieved score in 5 of the 6 indicators used for the development of this ranking. Continue reading The UCLM is among the best 700 universities in the world in research performance

The ranking GreenMetric shows the sustainability commitment of the UCLM

Ranked 12 in Spain and 210 in the world

The 2014 edition of the international ranking GreenMetric indicates that the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) is placed 12th among the 21 Spanish universities voluntarily evaluated on sustainability and environment. Globally, the UCLM is positioned 210 from a total of 360 universities from 62 countries. Out of the six dimensions evaluated, the UCLM especially stands out in education and research related to sustainability and environment, in which it is nationally ranked in the first position and eighth worldwide. Continue reading The ranking GreenMetric shows the sustainability commitment of the UCLM

The Scimago ranking confirms the consolidation of the scientific production of the UCLM

The UCLM is ranked at the 15th position in Spain and 577 in the world according to the 2015 edition of the SIR ranking

The 2015 edition of Scimago Institutions Ranking (SIR) indicates the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) is ranked 15th, among the 59 universities analyzed in the Spanish University System (SUS) on scientific publications. Globally, the UCLM is among the 600 best universities, being ranked 577 from a total of 2,838 higher education institutions. In the last four editions, in the time period from 2011 to 2015, the UCLM has maintained the 15th position among Spanish universities and advanced 16 positions in the global university landscape. Continue reading The Scimago ranking confirms the consolidation of the scientific production of the UCLM

The UCLM continues with the preparatory work for the Strategic Plan 2016-2020

The meeting brought together around 250 people included Prof. Gonzalo León, a specialist in innovation and university strategy

As part of the work aimed at preparing the Strategic Plan 2016-2020, the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) held in all its campus the Second Strategy Meeting 2020 “The Innovation in Public Universities”, which has been conducted by the delegate of the rector for Strategic Programs at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Gonzalo León Serrano, in a forum open to the university participation. The event, closed last Friday at the campus of Albacete, has focused on the innovative mission entrusted to the public universities to value the knowledge generated through the collaboration with the business sector and society. Continue reading The UCLM continues with the preparatory work for the Strategic Plan 2016-2020

The UCLM placed among the best top ten universities on university education by companies

69% of new graduates with an occupation are working in the region

The EVERIS Foundation has published a study on employability highlighting the education received by the graduates of the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), by placing it among the top 10 of a total of 72 universities analyzed. The UCLM stands out in the education provided to its graduates on Science and Engineering studies and Health and Welfare, according to the opinion from a total of 2,000 companies surveyed. The study, which analyzed 21,637 hiring of recent graduates conducted from 2011 to 2015, also reveals that 69% of UCLM graduates surveyed are working in companies located in Castilla-La Mancha. The UCLM supply 10 of the 11 most popular degrees identified by the report. Continue reading The UCLM placed among the best top ten universities on university education by companies

The UCLM is recognized as a transparent university

According to the “Fundación Compromiso y Transparencia (FCyT)”, the UCLM progresses 27 positions in a year

The University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) has advanced significantly in the university transparency report published by the “Fundación Compromiso y Transparencia (FCyT)” (according to the Spanish acronym) from the 38th to 11th position, being placed among the transparent universities in just one year. Continue reading The UCLM is recognized as a transparent university

The UCLM is among the best universities in the world on Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Agricultural Sciences

According to NTU international ranking

The classification developed by the National Taiwan University, better known as NTU ranking, selects the top 300 universities in the world in 14 scientific fields. In the recently published 2015 edition, the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) is positioned 187, 270 y 290 in up to 3 disciplines such as Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Agricultural Sciences, respectively. Continue reading The UCLM is among the best universities in the world on Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Agricultural Sciences

The UCLM is among the best 338 universities worldwide in the ranking 4ICU

13th position among Spanish universities

The 2015 edition of the Ranking 4ICU places the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) at the thirteenth position in the Spanish University System (SUE), among 71 universities analyzed. Globally, the UCLM is among the top 400 universities, being at the 338 position out of a total of 11,307 higher education institutions.
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The UCLM is included in the THE ranking of the best universities worldwide

Times Higher Education, one of the three most influential world rankings

The 2015 edition of the THE ranking has, for the first time, selected the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) among the top 800 universities in the world, occupying leading positions in Citations (571), International Outlook (612), Industry Income (661) Teaching (714) and Research (724). Within the Spanish University System (SUE), the UCLM is ranked in the 18th position among 78 universities, from which only 25 have overtaken the required score to be selected. Continue reading The UCLM is included in the THE ranking of the best universities worldwide

The UCLM advances among the best universities in the world while the Spanish University System goes backwards

The UCLM improves 9 positions according to the 2015 expanded edition of the Shanghai ranking

The 2015 expanded edition of the Shanghai ranking indicates that the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) is ranked 23 in the Spanish University System (SUE), having advanced two national positions within a year. This progress is also highlighted in the international scene, having advanced 9 positions to stand in the 748 position in the world. It is particularly significant that this progress has been made when the best Spanish universities have experienced an average decline of 14 global positions, according to the updated scientific information related to the 2014 edition. Continue reading The UCLM advances among the best universities in the world while the Spanish University System goes backwards

The UCLM is positioned again among the best universities in the world

The UCLM improves 29 positions according to the Webometrics ranking of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

The latest edition of the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, elaborated by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC, according to the Spanish acronym), includes again the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) among the top 500 universities in the world, a select group with just 22 Spanish universities. The UCLM has advanced 29 positions worldwide over the last year to stand at the 431 position. Continue reading The UCLM is positioned again among the best universities in the world

The number of students enrolled at the UCLM similar to that before the Bologna Process

A reduction of just 460 students amounted in the last 6 years, 1.75% less

This is the first academic year, after six years, in which students have made their enrollment in a normalized framework after concluding the Bologna Process, producing nearly equal figures of students enrolled at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) to those at the beginning of this process, with 26,327 students in 2008-2009 with respect to 25,867 students in 2014-2015. Those students enrolled in PhD or Continuing Education programs have not been included in this counting though by doing so, the regional university reaches an average of 30,000 students. Continue reading The number of students enrolled at the UCLM similar to that before the Bologna Process

The UCLM improves its position on research and innovation being among the 20 best Spanish universities

According to the 2015 report of the IUNE Observatory on research in the Spanish university

In its latest report on the research activity in the Spanish university system, the IUNE Observatory confirms the outstanding progress of the UCLM on research and innovation for the period 2010-2013, being among the Top 20 Spanish universities in most dimensions such as scientific activity, competitiveness in attracting research projects, the training capacity on research or innovative activity.
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Scholarship holders at the UCLM received about 26 million euros in the 2013-14 academic courses

28.7% reduction amounting 10.4 million over the previous year

According to the “Statistics of Scholarships and Study Grants”, released last week by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, 12,415 scholarship and study grants holders at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) received 26,245,900 euros in the 2013-2014 year, representing a reduction of 10,411,100 euros over the previous year, which amounted to 36.657 million euros. The Ministry reduced its contribution in 5,718,500 euros to the students at the UCLM and the regional government reduced the 4,692,600 remaining euros. Continue reading Scholarship holders at the UCLM received about 26 million euros in the 2013-14 academic courses

The UCLM stands out by the employability and the highly qualified jobs of its graduates

According to two reports elaborated by the Knowledge and Development Foundation

The Knowledge and Development Foundation (FCYD) has indicated, in recent reports, that Castilla-La Mancha is, along with Catalonia, the first Spanish region in which the graduates have a higher activity rate; the second region in which the chance of having an occupation by the fact of being in possession of a university degree has increased; and the third autonomous community in which the graduates find more highly qualified jobs, only behind Navarre and Catalonia.
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The UCLM is classified among the best 1,000 universities worldwide for its education quality

According to the CWUR ranking, the academic institution moves forward 32 positions worldwide and 2 nationally

The University of Castilla – La Mancha (UCLM) appears, for the second consecutive year, in the prestigious ranking CWUR, which classifies the best 1,000 universities worldwide that stand out, particularly, for their education quality. The ranking, which has been published recently, has included less Spanish universities in this edition. Despite this, the UCLM forwards 32 positions worldwide standing at 738. It has also made a progress of 2 positions within the Spanish university system standing at 27. This ranking gives most of the punctuation to aspects related to the teaching quality, the quality of the jobs obtained by the graduates and the academic staff quality positioning at 367, 567 and 218 worldwide respectively.
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The UCLM improves its position among the 750 best universities in the world

According to the Leiden ranking, the academic institution moves forward 84 positions worldwide and 5 nationally

The University of Castilla – La Mancha (UCLM) appears, for the second year in a row, at the prestigious ranking Leiden, which measures the impact and scientific collaboration of universities worldwide. The ranking includes 750 universities, appearing just 28 Spanish universities among them. The UCLM is in the 529 position in the 2015 edition, which confirms an improvement of 84 positions worldwide over the previous edition in which appeared in the 613 position. Within the Spanish university system, it forwards 5 positions to stand at 21st position in 2015 from the 26th in the previous one.
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The UCLM stands out for its academic staff and researchers’ quality within the Spanish university system

Leadership on Opening, Awards and Research Development

In the first weeks of July, the reports about the Spanish universities, elaborated by the Conference of Spanish Universities Rectors (CRUE) and the Knowledge and Development Foundation (FCYD), were presented. Both reports analyse thoroughly the Spanish University System with numbers and statistics. As significant results, it is noted that the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) is the most open in terms of its Teaching and Research staff training, one of the most awarded universities on research standing in the first position in the Sciences field, improving in scientific publications in the last 10 years.
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The ranking CYD confirms the solid positioning of the UCLM in the Spanish university system

The UCLM is above or average in 23 out of 31 areas analyzed

The second edition of the CYD ranking, elaborated by the Knowledge and Development Foundation, proves the relative positioning of the University of Castilla – La Mancha (UCLM) identifying 23 out of 31 areas in which the regional institution is above or average in the Spanish university system. The UCLM reaches excellence indicators in three out of the five dimensions such as Teaching & Learning, Knowledge Transfer and Regional Development.
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The UCLM starts the groundwork for its Strategic Plan 2016-2020

Over 350 researchers attended specialist Domingo Docampo’s conference on Shanghai ranking

As part of the work leading to the development of the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) has convened its researchers to a series of meetings with the Domingo Docampo, professor at the University of Vigo and one of the most internationally recognized researchers on Scientometrics related to the Shanghai ranking. Continue reading The UCLM starts the groundwork for its Strategic Plan 2016-2020