Universitat Rovira i Virgili

SMASH Associate partner

Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) is a public and comprehensive university made up of 24 Research Departments that welcome annually 12.000 undergraduate students, 2000 master’s students and 1.200 PhD students. Established in 1991, URV is a young university. It has developed a successful model of balanced research and training dedication, which has placed it among the first five Spanish universities in terms of research outputs, leading to international recognition in several rankings; for instance, it ranks 136th in the 2021 Young World University Times Higher Education ranking. URV is also classified in 101-200 in Impact Ranking in the world (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021). By its contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals, URV is ranked 46 in SDG 4 (Quality Education), 39 in SDG 5 (Gender Equality), 97 in SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), 73 in SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities), 18 in SDG 13 (Climate Action) and 87 in SDG 14 (Life Below Water), due to the excellent research performed in these areas.