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Activity and impact

The University of Girona has as a mission to create and transfer knowledge, teaching and learning, with the desire to be both rooted in the region and an benchmark in the Mediterranean Pyrenees Region, as well as an institution that ranks well on a European level.

The University of Girona has an explicit commitment that is also an essential feature of its raison d'être: the duty of becoming - and full awareness of being - a higher education, research and transfer institution with a public service vocation.


La Universitat de Girona, a través del Gabinet de Planificació i Avaluació, elabora i publica les dades oficials de l’activitat que desenvolupa la institució.

Estudiants matriculats 15.053  
     De fora de Catalunya 827 5,49%
     Estrangers 1.156 7,68%
Personal Docent i Investigador 1.502  
     Estrangers 94 6,26%
Personal d'Administració i Serveis 736  
                                                                                                                                               Darrera actualització: 07/11/18


La Universitat de Girona als rànquings

És ben sabut que els rànquings són una realitat a la qual cada dia més totes les institucions universitàries es veuen abocades. En aquest sentit, la Universitat de Girona ocupa llocs destacats en diversos rànquings, i ho fa de forma reiterada i destacada, en els de recerca especialment, en què millora de posició any a any.

Rànquing Institució de referència Què es valora Posició estatal Posició global
Webometrics Cybermetrics Lab (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) Es basa en quatre indicadors: la mida del lloc web (pàgines recuperades des dels principals motors de cerca), la visibilitat (enllaços externs únics rebuts), el nombre de fitxers i el volum d’ús, i l’acadèmic (nombre d’articles i citacions a Google Acadèmic) 18 708
U-Ranking Fundació BBVA i Institut Valencià d’Investigacions Econòmiques (IVIE) U-Ranking: classifica les universitats espanyoles en funció del seu rendiment –docent, de recerca i d’innovació i desenvolupament tecnològic- corregint els efectes de la diferència de mida de les institucions per fer-les comparables entre elles. 6/12  

U-Ranking Volum: classifica les universitats segons el volum total de resultats –docents, de recerca i d’innovació i desenvolupament tecnològic. La mida de les universitats és un element rellevant, juntament amb el rendiment de cada institució

SCImago Institutions Ranking – SIR Global El grup de recerca Scimago està integrat per experts del CSIC i de diferents universitats espanyoles Analitza l’activitat científica de les institucions d’educació superior i de recerca a partir de la base de dades Scopus (Elsevier). No es concep com a rànquing, sinó com a ordenació de les institucions a partir de la producció científica a través de categories predeterminades de distribució. 24 577
Center for World University Ranking (CWUR) Center for World University Ranking CWUR publica un rànquing global que mesura la qualitat de l’educació i la docència, així com el prestigi dels membres de la universitat i la qualitat de la seva recerca. 25 708
Darrera actualització: 29/11/18

Position in other rankings

The I-UGR ranking is a classification of the public and private Spanish universities based on research published in international magazines.

  • Organised across 12 scientific fields and 37 disciplines
  •  Synthesises 6 biometric indicators of scientific production and impact into one indicator: IFQ2A- Index
  •  Extracts data from Thomson-Reuters databases (Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports)

With regard to the fields, the University of Girona has ranked in to the top ten in the following fields and disciplines, from 2009-2013:

  •  Fourth place in the discipline of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sciences
  •  Fourth place in the discipline of Civil Engineering
  •  Third place in the discipline of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
  •  Sixth place in the discipline of Sociology
  •  Sixth place in the discipline of Geosciences
  •  Sixth place in the discipline of Industrial Engineering
  •  Ninth place in the discipline of Automation and Robotics

The IUNE Observatory is the result of the work carried out by a group of researchers belonging to the universities that make up the Aliança 4O: University Carlos III de Madrid, Autonomous University of Madrid, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Pompeu Fabra University.

This group has developed a host of R+D+i variables and indicators that allow the activity of public and private universities to be accurately determined from different aspects: in relation to teaching staff, scientific recognition, research activity, innovation, competitive capacity and researcher training activity.

  •  The UdG stands out among competitiveness indicators, where it is in fifth position in relation to projects obtained from the National Plan (projects obtained per 100 professors) and in eleventh position in relation to the number of projects obtained per 100 professors in calls for European Union programmes.
  •  The UdG is also in sixth position when it comes to obtaining grants for training research staff (FPI grants).

The Iberoamericano SIR is a report of institutions that SCImago Research Group publishes annually. This report takes into account all higher education institutions in the Ibero-American countries that have at least one document in the Scopus database in the last year of the five-year period available. It is not a ranking as such, but an ordering of institutions based on scientific production through predetermined distribution categories.

The University of Girona's results in the SIR IBE 2015 are:

  •  Position 76 in relation to the position the organisation occupies in the Ibero-American context (Latin America, Spain, Portugal and Andorra), taking into account the indicator value by which the list was ordered. Same value, same position. 
  •  Third position in relation to the position of the organisation in a national context, taking into account the indicator value by which the list was ordered. Same value, same position.

The Knowledge and Development Foundation (CyD) has published the third edition of its ranking of Spanish universities, in which it analysed 66 universities (44 public and 22 private). According to this study, the UdG stands out in 14 of the 32 indicators analysed in the category of high performance, which places it in 12th position.

The ranking promoted by CyD is based on a total of 32 institutional indicators, distributed among the categories of Education and Learning, Research, Knowledge Transfer, International Guidance and Contribution to Regional Development.

The UdG stands out mainly in the area of Research and obtains a good score in seven out of ten aspects analysed. The study particularly assesses capture and liquidation of external funds, publications by professor, the normalised impact of publications, highly cited publications, interdisciplinary publications and post-doctorates. In knowledge transfer, fundraising from private funds is assessed, as well as patents granted and income from continuous training.

As for international guidance, the UdG stands out for master's qualifications taught in a foreign language, for foreign teaching staff and for international publications. Finally, in the area of teaching, the graduation rate of master's students is rated positively.

The CyD Foundation ranking, which uses the European Commission's philosophy of the U-Multirank, done using relative indicators, is an interactive tool in which the user searches and selects universities based on the categories and criteria they consider important.

The University of Girona in indicators

To attain a uniform diagnosis of the Catalan university system, the Catalan Quality Agency (AQU) developed Winddat, a support tool in the evaluation of university education. Winddat shows evidence in the form of homogeneous indicators of academic results, the pre-enrolment process, resource availability, teaching staff, employers and job market insertion, among others.


Evaluation reports on the Catalan University System

In the institutional area, the Catalan University System Quality Agency (AQU) has promoted implementation of internal quality guarantee systems through the AUDIT programme, it has evaluated the affiliated centres that teach qualifications adapted to the EEES and has certified teaching staff educational assessment manuals. 

This website shows the evaluation reports for teaching, on the one hand, and for the centres and universities on the other hand, prepared by AQU Catalonia. Reports on bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees can be accessed by name, by branch of knowledge or by university, while reports on institutions and universities can be accessed by name or by university.

Survey of job market insertion for the graduate population from Catalan universities

Every three years, since 2001, the AQU and the Catalan universities conduct a survey on job market insertion for the graduate population to find out, among other things, the time it takes to enter the job market, their quality of life and also their degree of satisfaction with regard to the education received.

All public and private universities in Catalonia have taken part in the 5th edition of the survey, which , due to its scope and trajectory (2001, 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014 editions), is one of the most representative and important in Europe. 

Report about University Development Cooperation

This report, prepared by the Observatory on University Development Cooperation, is based on the data provided by universities through a follow-up survey on the subsidies from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MAEC) through its Subdirectorate General of Development Policies. This data is complimented by documents prepared by the university development cooperation group of the CRUE Internalisation and Cooperation (GT CUD) sector commission through its University Development Cooperation Observatory (OCUD).

Evaluation of cooperation grants conducted by Oxfam Intermón

Oxfam Intermón has developed a web platform to facilitate citizen analysis and control of cooperation grants and subsidies. This platform attempts to facilitate exhaustive and agile research, with access to recent and relevant materials that may be of interest to technical researchers, journalists and all those interested in development cooperation.

Ranking of the best Spanish universities in free software

Ranking put together by RuSL, classifying universities depending on their dissemination of free software. Dissemination is measured through IDSL

Last updated: 20/04/2016