In 2018, ISCTE-IUL was ranked among the top Portuguese higher education institutions and the top universities in the world. ISCTE-IUL achieved the highest scores (“good” and “very good”) in 12 performance indicators.

This ranking sponsored by the European Union does not produce a combined, weighted score or a traditional league table, but assesses Universities from “very good” through to “weak”.

In addition to the institutional ranking, the U-Multirank also makes a separate analysis by scientific area. ISCTE-IUL has obtained positive results in all the areas selected this year by the U-Multirank that have a stronger focus on political science, psychology, social work and sociology.

ISCTE-IUL had the highest scores in the Research and Internationalisation categories. It was ranked “very good” in the international joint publications indicator in the Political Science area and rated “good” in the Sociology area. This demonstrates our growing collaboration with international researchers.

ISCTE-IUL also achieve the highest score in the external research income indicator, primarily in the areas of Political Science, Psychology and Sociology. This shows our increasing success attracting more national and international investment as well as a strong commitment to develop scientific research and transfer knowledge to society.

In addition to the new areas that ISCTE-IUL has integrated this year, it also has a significant presence in the following areas: business, computer science and economics.


About this ranking

U-Multirank is a large multi-dimensional ranking that compares university performance in the different activities that they are engaged in. This ranking assesses higher education excellence in 5 main areas:

  • teaching and learning
  • research
  • knowledge transfer
  • international orientation
  • regional engagement

U-Multirank currently includes 1600 universities from 95 countries around the world.

The 2018 edition of U-Multirank includes data provided by universities, data drawn from an online survey of more than 100 000 students and data from the Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics).


U-Multirank Sunburst: the ISCTE-IUL performance in the U-Multirank in the different areas in 2018


Access ranking: U-Multirank

Last update: June 2018

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