3 worldwide and 2 national positions improved
For the third year in a row, the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) appears in the CWUR ranking, which selects the top 1,000 universities that particularly stand out for their graduates’ education quality and employment from over 25,000 higher education institutions worldwide. Half of the score is given to aspects related to the education, graduates’ jobs and academic staff quality, in which the UCLM stands at the 378, 594 and 235 worldwide positions, respectively.
The ranking includes 8 indicators that reflect the education, research and innovation missions of the 1,000 selected universities. The University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) stands at the 735 position having advanced 3 worldwide in the overall classification which integrates 8 indicators, also recording a national advance of 2 positions until the 25th in this edition.
The UCLM gets the most prominent positions in the 3 education indicators (education, employment and academic staff quality), being ranked 235 and 594. In terms of research and innovation (publications, influence, citations, broad impact and international patents) the UCLM obtains the 536 and 765 positions, highlighting in this case the remarkable progress of 148 positions in citations to the researchers of the university.
The fifth edition of this ranking, prepared by the Center for World University Rankings at Jeddah University (Saudi Arabia), has selected 1,000 universities from more than 25,000 existing higher education institutions worldwide, equivalent to 4%. In Spain, 41 of the 84 existing universities have been included, equivalent to 48%, which in the opinion of Manuel Villasalero, pro-vice chancellor for Economy and Planning at the UCLM, “reveals the competitiveness of the Spanish University System internationally and speaks a lot about the high average quality of the Spanish universities in comparison with other countries.” In addition, 40 out of the 41 universities included in the ranking are public, which shows in the words of Villasalero “a proper use of the resources entrusted to the public universities to perform their education, research and innovation roles in the knowledge society”.
Taking advantage of the use of the indicator about the senior management employment achieved by university graduates in companies included, at the same time, in the FORBES 2000 ranking, Manuel Villasalero mentioned that according to these classifications, “there are 14 Spanish companies among the top 1,000 worldwide in FORBES 2016 as well as 41 Spanish universities among the top 1,000 in the CWUR ranking 2016, which is an indicator of the competitiveness of the university system vis-à-vis the enterprise system and points to the existence of huge opportunities for Spanish companies to take advantage of the talent, technology and knowledge possessed by their universities for the benefit of a more prosperous production model based on innovation and added value. ”
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Press release office, UCLM. Ciudad Real, July 11th, 2016