Best Universities in Spain

Universities in Spain are regularly ranked among the world's best in international league tables. According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009, 11 Spanish institutions are placed in the global top 501, with University of Barcelona rated 1st nationally and in global top 200.

Best ranking universities in Spain:

University of Barcelona
- The University is a member of the Coimbra Group, LERU, European University Association, Mediterranean Universities Union, International Research Universities Network and Joan LluĂ­s Vives Institute.
- UB is Spain's leading research university, publishing more research than any other Spanish institution with the exception of CSIC, the national research council (Third European Report on ST Indicators).

Autonomous University of Barcelona
- Ranked 211th internationally in the QS World University Rankings™ 2009. It is also placed in the world top 100 for the following subjects: Social Sciences (70th), and Natural Sciences (97th).

University of Valencia
- Placed in the range of 201-302nd internationally by ARWU (2009).
- Placed among the global top 500 institutions by QS World University Rankings™ (2009). In addition it is ranked highly for Natural Sciences (186th), and Arts & Humanities (234th).

Complutense University of Madrid
- It is one of the oldest universities in the world, with highly qualified teaching and research staff.
- Ranked in the top 4 universities nationally and in the range 201-302nd internationally (ARWU 2009).
- Ranked in the world's best 100 for Arts & Humanities (91st) by QS World University Rankings™ (2009).

Autonomous University of Madrid
- It is one of Spain’s most prominent Higher Education Institutions, and is classed among the 200 best universities in the world.
- It is Spain's benchmark university in terms of research, with a number of university research institutes on campus, some of its own and others in collaboration with the Spanish National Research Council.
- It has international exchange agreements with some of the best universities in the world.

Business Schools in Spain are also ranked among the very best in the world. IESE Business School - University of Navarra is one of the top business schools in Europe, rated 1st globally for its full time M.B.A. in the Economist Rankings 2009. In addition it is ranked 2nd in the Business Week rankings of Top Non-US Full-time MBA Programs 2009.

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