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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.


The University of Girona’s Planning and Assessment Office prepares and publishes official data on activities carried out by the institution.

Enrolled students 15,378  
From outside Catalonia 784 5.10%
Foreign students 1,214 7.89%
Data in 19/04/2021 (Source: Planning and Assessment Office)
Teaching and research staff 1,749  
Foreign students 129 7.38%
Administrative and service staff 752  
Foreign students 21 2.79%
Data on 10/11/2021 (Source: Human Resources Service)

Percentage of UdG teaching staff who have defended the thesis at the institution

  Teaching and research staff (PDI) Teaching and research staff (PDI) Doctor UdG thesis Non-UdG thesis % UdG thesis
Year Women Men Total Women Men Total Women Men Total Women Men Total Women Men Total
2022 811 965 1,776 428 562 990 220 251 471 208 311 519 51.4% 44.7% 47.6%

Calculated for all PDI active at the UdG on 19 September 2022

Evolution of the number and amount of resources achieved for research projects

Bar chart of the annual distribution of resources collected in research projects since 2017, data breakdown in the table below

Annual distribution of resources collected in research projects
Year Number of European projects Number of national/regional community projects Total amount
2017 14 27 €3,993,885
2018 25 126 €11,289,649
2019 21 61 €6,600,035
2020 30 62 €9,926,627
2021 15 73 €10,613,622
2022 9 34 €4,491,165 (estimated for up to 26/09/2022)
Source: GREC_UdG

The University of Girona in the rankings

It is well known that the rankings are a reality which all university institutions devote themselves to more each day. The University of Girona occupies outstanding places in several rankings, doing so in a reiterated and outstanding way, especially in research rankings, in which it improves its rank year on year.

  Reference institution What is assessed State ranking Global ranking


Cybermetrics Lab (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) It is based on four indicators: the size of the website (pages found from the main search engines), visibility (unique off-site links received), the number of files and volume of use, and academic standing (number of articles and quotations in Google Academic) 31 803


BBVA Foundation and Institute Valencià of Economic Research (IVIE) U-Ranking: classifies the Spanish universities depending on their performance - teaching, research and innovation and technological development - correcting the effects of the difference in size of to make them comparable among themselves. 4/12  

U-Ranking volume: classifies universities according to the total volume of results - teaching, research and innovation and technological development. The size of the universities is a relevant factor, together with each institution's performance


Scimago institutions ranking – sir global

The SCimago research and investigation group is made up of experts from the CSIC and various Spanish universities It analyses scientific activity conducted by higher education and research and investigation institutions using the Scopus database (Elsevier). It is not a ranking as such, but an ordering of institutions based on scientific production through predetermined distribution categories. 26 413

Center for world university ranking (cwur)

Center for world university ranking CWUR publishes a global ranking that measures the quality of education and teaching, as well as the prestige of the members of the university and the quality of its research and investigation. 25 777

Last updated: 07/09/2022

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 sixth position (2019) n relation to the number of projects obtained per 100 professors in calls for European Union programmes and in twelfth position in relation to projects obtained from the National Plan (projects obtained per 100 professors).
  • The UdG is also in seventh position (2019) when it comes to obtaining grants for training research staff (FPI grants) per 100 professors.

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.


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 editions of the survey, which, owing to its scope and course (2001, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2017 and 2020 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: 13/10/2021

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