Ramon Llull University (URL), which includes the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi, has been named the 6th-best university in Spain and the 4th-best in Catalonia in terms of performance. This is according to the annual ranking by the Conocimiento y Desarrollo Foundation (CYD).
URL, which has advanced two positions since the last edition, is the best private university in Catalonia and the 2nd-best in Spain. This puts the URL in the top 10 of Spanish universities.
In preparing this ranking, 76 higher education institutions (94% of the Spanish university system) were evaluated. The ranking is based on 37 indicators grouped into 6 dimensions: Teaching and Learning, Research, Transfer of Knowledge, International Orientation, Contribution to Regional Development, and Job Placement. The latter is a new category this year.
The URL achieved “high performance” (in other words, it was above the average for universities) in 24 indicators, with “medium performance” in 7 and “low performance” in 6. This means the URL has advanced 2 positions since the last edition, and is in the top 10 of Spanish universities.
In the International Orientation dimension, 6 out of 7 indicators were classified as “maximum performance”. This makes URL the 4th-best university in Spain in this area.
In Teaching and Learning, 6 out of 7 indicators were classified as “maximum performance”. In Research, URL achieved 5 out of 9. In Transfer of Knowledge, 5 of 8 indicators were also above average. Finally, in Contribution to Regional Development, 2 out of 4 dimensions were classified as “maximum performance”.
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