The heterogeneity of the Spanish University System is such that the most productive universities double the results of the least efficient ones. If diversity in productivity is great, greater still are the differences in volume of results. The highest efficiency levels are found in the three large autonomous communities in which the top universities are located (Catalonia, the Valencian Community and Madrid). However, three other smaller communities stand out (the Balearic Islands, Cantabria and Navarre), each of which have only one public University.
These are the results of the second edition of the U-Ranking project, developed jointly by the BBVA Foundation and the Ivie, which provides comparable data and synthetic indicators of the Spanish University System.
The second edition of U-Ranking includes the indices obtained by each University, improvements in the information on which the elaboration of output indicators and the corresponding rankings are based by introducing new variables, and new sources of information with the most updated data or greater disaggregation. In addition, and given that the Spanish universities are followed with interest from abroad through U-Ranking, with 20% of the visits received being from outside of Spain since its opening in July 2013, the project website is now available in English.
More complete personalized rankings
The web tool used to construct personalized rankings includes new information on registration fees and cut-off marks for the 2013-2014 course for more than 2,500 degrees analyzed.