Academic Ranking of World Universities

University Rovira i Virgili
English Name: University Rovira i Virgili
Region: Southern Europe
Country: Spain
Found Year: 1991
Address: Escorxador, s/n

During the last two decades the Rovira i Virgili University (URV), which is located in the south Mediterranean coast of Catalonia and one hundred kilometres from Barcelona, it has developed a multi-centre structure with main campuses in Tarragona and Reus. Since its creation in 1991, the URV has evolved as one of the leading universities in both Catalonia and Spain.

This academic year (2016-17) the URV has 11,359 undergraduate students, 1,273 master’s students, 1,111 PhD students and nearly 3,500 students are following lifelong learning courses. 27% of the postgraduate students are international students. In the previous academic year, 2,660 degrees were awarded and 242 theses were completed. The URV employs nearly a thousand full-time equivalent academic staff (5% international, 39% part-time instructors), and 732 administrative and service staff. Its total budget is €103.2 million. The URV’s scientific production is reflected in its 1,224 Scopus/Web of Science publications (2015) and its presence in 7 ESI areas of excellence.

The special emphasis that the URV has been placed on research allows it to play a leading role in regional development and provides the region with a knowledge structure, especially in the areas that are closely linked to the economic strengths of the region: Chemistry and Energy, Nutrition and Health, Tourism, Heritage and Culture, Oenology and Digital Economy.

The wide-ranging and well defined relationship between the university, business and society is one of the main reasons why the URV and its surroundings have been recognized in the most reputed world university rankings.

Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities
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Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Broad Subject Fields
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