The QS World University Rankings, in partnership with Elsevier’s Scopus database, rank the world’s top universities in individual subject areas, covering 46 subjects. The rankings aim to help prospective students identify the world’s leading schools in their chosen field.

Each of the subject rankings is compiled using four sources:

(a) Academic reputation (global survey of academic respondents who identify international institutions they perceive as excellent for research in the given area).

(b) Employer reputation (responses from graduate employers worldwide who identify international institutions they consider excellent for the recruitment of graduates).

(c) Research citations per paper.

(d) H-index.

In the 2017 edition of the QS World University Rankings, the University of Santiago de Compostela is ranked among the world’s top 200 universities for Modern Languages, together with eight other Spanish institutions of higher education, as follows:

  1. Autonomous University of Madrid (51-100)
  2. Complutense University of Madrid (51-100)
  3. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (51-100)
  4. University of Barcelona (51-100)
  5. University of Granada (101-150)
  6. University of Salamanca (101-150)
  7. Universitat Pompeu Fabra (101-150)
  8. University of Santiago de Compostela (151-200)
  9. University of Seville (151-200)

Alcalá (top 201-250), Zaragoza (top 201-250) and Alicante (top 251-300) complete the list of Spanish universities featured in the QS World University Rankings for Modern Languages.