According to Global Top 200, UB is among the 120 best worldwide universities (and among the 40 best European ones) on the classification by universities. The ranking is based on the Nature Publishing Index (NPI), which tracks the number and affiliations of primary research articles published in eighteen Nature-branded journals in 2012 in the following subject areas: Chemistry, Life Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences and Physics.
The results by areas show that Spain is one of the countries on the Top 10 in Physics. Regarding journals, Spain is on the Top 10 of contributors to Nature Communications, Nature Genetics, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Materials, Nature Photonics, Nature Medicine, Nature Physics and Nature Structural & Molecular Biology. Globally, Spain is on the 11th place on the Global Top 100, which shows the best countries according to the Nature Publishing Index.
The classification confirms United States' leadership. It also highlights the rapid rise of the People's Republic of China, which has nine institutions in the Top 200. Other well internationally positioned countries are Ireland, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Kenya.
Nature Publishing Group is a division of Macmillan Publishers addressed to academic, professional, scientific and medical communities. The journal Nature, its most prestigious publication, was first published in 1869 in the United Kingdom, and in 2007 it was honoured with the Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities together with the journal Science.
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· Global Top 200