Best Computer Science Universities in Spain 2023

The 9th edition of ranking of the best universities in the discipline of Computer Science was created using data combined from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were gathered on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-indexes (Discipline H-index) of all ranking researcher’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index takes into account only papers and citation data for an examined discipline.
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The range of our Computer Science research
Our best universities ranking is a credible list of leading scientists from the field of Computer Science , based on a meticulous study of 166,880 scientists discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the area of Computer Science, more than 14402 researchers were analysed.

What is D-index approval threshold for Computer Science
The D-index threshold for accepting a researcher to be considered is set to 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Computer Science. The inclusion criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the specific area plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers projected for each area od study whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading researchers are incorporated into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.

Extra verification practices
Since our main mission is to make sure that only actual scientists are listed in the ranking we believe that metrics are never supposed to be a complete measure to quantify the output of scholars. Because of that we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. While it’s not a factor contributing to a scholar’s position in ranking, the quantity of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is established using every scholar’s D-index using data gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the research community. A detailed overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Our agenda
Our objective is to inspire scientists, entrepreneurs and administrative bodies worldwide to explore where prominent experts are heading and to give a way for the entire research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Computer Science
With 30 universities Spain ranks in spot 11 in the world.

As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scholars in Spain is University of Granada with 19 scientists affiliated with it being listed in Computer Science ranking. It is followed by Universitat Politècnica de València with 17 scientists and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya with 12 researchers.

The most prominent scientists in the discipline of Computer Science in Spain are affiliated with University of Extremadura, University of Salamanca, Universidad Publica De Navarra, Pompeu Fabra University, University of Malaga, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems, Spanish National Research Council, University of Jaén, University of Seville. University of Granada is featured as the best university in the Spain in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 960. Ranking on the second place is Universitat Politècnica de València with a total D-index of 749. The third position is taken by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya with a total D-index of 464.

The average total D-index for the top 10% universities is 207 in comparison to an average of 207 for all 30 institutions included in our ranking.

The average number of published articles in the discipline of Computer Science by scholars affiliated with the top 3% of scholars in the ranking is 1269 in comparison to an average of 1269 for all 30 universities.

The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 5% universities is 48987 against an average of 48987 for all 30 universities.

University Details
Σ Publications
Σ D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
104 World 1 National Scholars 19 5,442 Σ D-index 960
137 World 2 National Scholars 17 5,471 Σ D-index 749
216 World 3 National Scholars 12 3,153 Σ D-index 464
282 World 4 National Scholars 7 1,907 Σ D-index 319
298 World 5 National Scholars 7 1,358 Σ D-index 296
300 World 6 National Scholars 7 1,423 Σ D-index 295
356 World 7 National Scholars 4 2,022 Σ D-index 228
357 World 8 National Scholars 5 1,435 Σ D-index 227
399 World 9 National Scholars 3 1,138 Σ D-index 190
409 World 10 National Scholars 4 739 Σ D-index 181
413 World 11 National Scholars 4 1,269 Σ D-index 178
418 World 12 National Scholars 4 1,250 Σ D-index 175
422 World 13 National Scholars 4 707 Σ D-index 174
440 World 14 National Scholars 4 1,490 Σ D-index 166
450 World 15 National Scholars 3 1,080 Σ D-index 159
460 World 16 National Scholars 4 1,021 Σ D-index 154
477 World 17 National Scholars 4 797 Σ D-index 140
489 World 18 National Scholars 3 616 Σ D-index 133
495 World 19 National Scholars 4 844 Σ D-index 131
508 World 20 National Scholars 3 619 Σ D-index 127
515 World 21 National Scholars 3 635 Σ D-index 124
537 World 22 National Scholars 3 508 Σ D-index 115
567 World 23 National Scholars 3 460 Σ D-index 102
612 World 24 National Scholars 2 513 Σ D-index 85
657 World 25 National Scholars 1 433 Σ D-index 73
673 World 26 National Scholars 2 385 Σ D-index 70
703 World 27 National Scholars 1 359 Σ D-index 65
719 World 28 National Scholars 2 319 Σ D-index 61
817 World 29 National Scholars 1 451 Σ D-index 42
897 World 30 National Scholars 1 250 Σ D-index 35

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