According to the ranking of the Knowledge and Development Foundation, it is at the level of the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.
The University of Salamanca possesses areas of knowledge that only begin to emerge, as indicated by the ranking of the Knowledge and Development Foundation that was published in the La Gaceta newspaper. This is the case of Industrial Engineering that is taught at the Béjar Higher Technical School which has more than 20,000 students and is one of the best schools of this scale, thus it competes with centers such as the Polytechnic University of Catalonia or the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Some of the factors that are measured to determine this ranking are the funds obtained for research, the number of publications per professor, the number of PhD theses or the living research sections of teaching and research staff.
Every day we witness how the potential of our University increases, because the campuses of Zamora, Ávila, Béjar and Salamanca demonstrate it continuously. This makes me feel optimistic. The result of this ranking confirms that the effort we make in the area of R&D&I in USAL is not accidental.