The Faculty of Science, as understood today, starting off in the second half of the nineteenth century. In fact, although previously they could pursue studies in Mathematics, Chemistry and Natural Sciences in Schools organized by popular initiatives as Aragonese Economic Society and the Municipal Corporation is precisely during 1868-69 when, under the new legislation establishing a Bachelor of Science (two courses common to all sections), and a BA with two or three courses and the title respectively Section starts the first course in the Faculty provisional. This first period belong students and Bruno Garcia Solano and Galdeano Zoël which subsequently incorporated into teaching. Despite this situation, a new law abolishes the Faculty of Sciences in 1874, which, however, through the efforts of the Cloister existing municipal pressures and a change of minister, get a return to reopen in September 1893 with new Sections, settling those of Physicochemical and Fisicomatemáticas, officially and definitively established the Faculty of Zaragoza.
The University of Zaragoza, in the elite of the best Spanish campus
The Aragon is the seventh of the 11 universities in Spain and 429 of the 500 worldwide, including in the 2009 Shanghai ranking. The institution stands a spot in the national rankings and seven international, compared to 2008. This index, which measures the scientific and academic production, in addition to the campus placed as the first Spanish Aragonese in Chemistry
The University of Zaragoza is the seventh best of Spain in scientific and academic production and 429 of the 500 most excellent in the international arena. In addition, the University of Zaragoza is the first of Spain in Chemistry. This follows from the last update of the academic ranking of world universities (ARWU-Academic Ranking of World Universities), prepared by the Institute of Higher Education of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China) for 2009.
This means that one of the most influential university rankings and international prestige in higher education places the University of Zaragoza in the elite of the best Spanish and world campus today.
In addition, the University of Zaragoza not only remains among the top 500 universities in the world, specifically in the post 429, but also has improved this year compared to the previous position, both nationally and internationally, as clear from the data provided this global classification.
In fact, the University of Zaragoza has climbed one spot to eighth pass occupied in 2008, the seventh among the eleven Spanish universities that are among the top 500 in the world. The list of these eleven universities is headed Spanish University of Barcelona, followed by the Autonomous University of Madrid, Complutense de Madrid (third), the University of Valencia (fourth), the Autonomous University of Barcelona (fifth), the Polytechnic University of Valencia (sixth), the de Zaragoza (seventh), that of Granada (eighth), Sevilla (ninth), the Pompeu i Fabra (tenth) and Santiago de Compostela (eleventh).
Differences 2008 Shanghai index results from 2009 show some variations from the previous year: the University of Zaragoza is the only improves its position, moving from eighth to seventh. The University of Zaragoza has increased its final score, while Granada has replaced, happened to eighth place. Most notable in this edition is the first presence of the University Pompeu i Fabra, and the reappearance of the University of Santiago de Compostela, since 2004.
Events since the 2003 Excellence in Research from the University of Zaragoza has allowed always appear among the most prestigious Spanish universities since the rankings began in 2003 Shanghai. In fact, its presence denotes an upward trajectory: From the ninth place in 2003 to sixth in 2005 to eighth in 2008 and the seventh in the other four remaining years: 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2009.
Spanish center position in the ranking of 500 The eleven Spanish universities listed among the 500 best in the world are distributed as follows: Barcelona University ranked 189, the Autonomous University of Madrid, 249;'s Complutense de Madrid, 257 , the University of Valencia, 284; Autonoma de Barcelona, 355; Politécnica de Valencia, 376, the University of Zaragoza, 429, that of Granada, 468, the University of Seville, 469, the Pompeu i Fabra, 497 and Santiago de Compostela, 500.
The University of Zaragoza improves its position 7 points compared to 2008 Zaragoza University has not only better position among Spanish campus with higher levels of scientific and academic production but it has in the international arena, going from 436 in 2008 to 429 today.
The University of Zaragoza, the best of Spain in Chemistry also the world record, considered today as the most influential international ranking in higher education, located at the University of Zaragoza and the first of Spain in the field of chemistry, both academic and scientific production offered by the Faculty of Science for decades. As stated in the Academic Ranking of World Universities in Chemistry, University of Zaragoza occupied with his studies in chemistry position 75 among the best universities in the world and the first in Spain, ahead of Barcelona and Valencia Polytechnic, which are The following ranking and displayed in places 90 and 96, respectively. Moreover, the Autonomous University of Madrid, for example, is between the positions 51 and 57 in math and Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) in Computer Science (76-100).
International Outlook The British Cambridge and Oxford lead the European list in which there are other 37 British universities. And also dominate the top positions (the fourth and tenth Cambridge, Oxford) in the world rankings. Among the top 100, according to the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, there are 57 U.S., 32 European and five Asian. The American Harvard and Stanford top the list.
Measure the level of excellence Classification of Shanghai Jiao Tong University seeks to measure the level of excellence associated with research, scientific and academic production. They use, among other indicators, the number of students and faculty with Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals (the equivalent of a Nobel Prize in mathematics), the number of articles in publications such as Nature and Science, the articles included in the Science Citation Index Expanded and the Social Science Citation Index, and per capita academic productivity, constituting one of the most authoritative relevant information in the world.
The variables used by the Shanghai ranking value six elements:
Alumini: Number of graduates who have obtained high academic awards
(Nobel awards or similar awards in the disciplines not included in this contest);
Award: Number of Nobel Prize-winning academic or equivalent;
IIH: Number of researchers recognized as leaders in their field by virtue of the number of received academic appointments;
N & S: Number of articles published in the journals Science and Nature;
PUB: The total number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded and Social Science Citation
PCP: Academic production on the size of the institution.
Each factor is weighted by a weight determined by the research team and the
total score is located in a place or in a range of positions.