Both stand out in Sciences and Arts and Humanities, but are less competitive in teaching and research, according to a BBVA Foundation report
The 2022 edition of the U-Ranking places Canarian public universities in positions 53 and 54 out of a total of 72 analyzed by the BBVA Foundation and the Ivie.
Specifically, the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) and the University of La Laguna (ULL) are part of group 7 with an index of 0.9 such as the San Pablo CEU, the University of Huelva, the Pontificia de Comillas or the universities of Extremadura and Castilla-La Mancha in a list led by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia with an index of 1.5.
In addition to this general ranking, the report makes two specific classifications, that of teaching performance and performance in innovation and research.
In the first
the ULPGC drops to group five out of seven, placing it in 63rd place with a score of 0.9, while
La Laguna drops to group six with position 70 of 72 scoring a 0.8. In this parameter, the first university is the Polytechnic of Valencia with 1.3, closing the table with UNED with 0.7.
In Research and Innovation, on the other hand, both institutions recovered positions. The ULL ranks 49th in the ranking and the ULPGC 53rd, the first with a score of 1.0 and the second with 0.9. The first university in the country in this section is the Universitat Pompeu Fabra with an index of 1.9.
By autonomous communities, Catalonia and Cantabria lead the list of the BBVA Foundation report that closes Castilla-La Mancha. The Canary Islands are located in the penultimate place above Extremadura.
In terms of master's degrees and postgraduate studies, the Canary Islands are ranked tenth in the community in which more students contribute to these studies with 2%, above Navarra, Castilla-La Mancha, Asturias, Extremadura, Balearic Islands, Cantabria and La Rioja. In this comparison, Madrid leads the list with 25.9% and Catalonia, with 16%.
Up to 10% of Canarian postgraduate students choose a private university. 10% of those who do their postgraduate studies on the islands are students from other autonomous communities and 2.3% are foreigners.
In both cases, the Canarian universities are the ones that attract the fewest foreign students, very far from Madrid (53.6%), which heads this comparison, but also from communities such as Aragón (18.2%) or the Balearic Islands, which reaches 17.7%.
The ranking prepared by the BBVA Foundation and which was released this week also analyzes the degrees by area of knowledge in the 72 selected universities.
The ULPGC stands out in Arts and Humanities, ranking in group six out of ten, and in Health Sciences, with the same reference, group six of ten. And its performance in Social and Legal Sciences drops, placing it in group ten out of twelve, in Sciences, it is in six out of seven, and in Engineering and architecture, in eighth out of ten.
La Laguna, meanwhile, stands out in engineering and architecture placing it in group seven out of 10, and lower in Arts and Humanities, placing it in group eight out of ten, Social and Legal (ten out of twelve) Sciences (six out of seven and Health Sciences, eight out of ten.
It should be noted that private universities in the Canary Islands such as the Universidad del Atlántico Medio, the Universidad Europea del Atlántico or the Universidad Fernando Pessoa have not been included in this analysis, given that they are centers with less than fifteen years of existence, according to the BBVA Foundation report. All in all, the study highlights that the public ones stand out in the performance of innovation and research and the private ones, in general in Spain, in teaching.