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.

The University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) is ranked 13th among 71 Spanish universities and 338 out of 11,307 higher education institutions worldwide , according to the recently published 2015 edition of the Ranking 4ICU. This list only includes those universities and higher education centres with classroom educations, which are accredited by their respective countries to issue four years and / or graduate official degrees. In Spain, 47 public and 22 private universities are included, in addition to two special universities, making a total of 71 universities.

The world’s first 16 positions are occupied by US universities, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford and Harvard, who lead the world rankings. The first two European universities Oxford and Cambridge are British, occupying the 17th and 20th positions, respectively.

This ranking, 4 International Colleges and Universities, an international classification that ranks universities and higher education institutions from 200 countries every year, classifies universities through a new methodology based on the Internet traffic generated by the web domains of each institution.

By using five objective indicators, the ranking determines which institutions have more presence and impact on the internet as an approaching way to the quality by which they develop their roles on research, innovation and culture. Their results confirm the trend noted by the Webometrics ranking, which belongs to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC, according to its Spanish acronym), placing the UCLM at the 18th position nationally and 431 position worldwide using a similar methodology to do so, although the positions are better in this case.

This type of rankings based on internet information, such as 4ICU or Webometrics, usually anticipate the trend that will set the traditional rankings based on direct activity and impact indicators to be published the following year.

Since 2014, the UCLM has launched strategic actions aimed at aligning the planning of its activities with university rankings, so that their performances in the various missions of education, research, innovation and culture contribute to the positioning of the academic institution in a national and international context.

Press Release Office, UCLM. Ciudad Real, October the 8th 2015.

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