Raúl García Hémonnet/Editor
For the sixth consecutive year, the Rey Juan Carlos University is the best in Spain for studying Occupational Therapy, according to the '50 Careers Ranking' recently published by the newspaper El Mundo. This constitutes the consolidation of this grade at the top of this prestigious 'ranking'.
Diana Benito, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Strategy, points out that “It is exciting to see how the Occupational Therapy degree consolidates its first position for another year in this 'ranking'. El Mundo highlights that our degree has the certificate of international recognition of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) and that, in addition, our Faculty of Health Sciences is a member of the European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education (ENOTHE ). This simple grade has 245 students and its current cutoff grade is 9,72”.
In addition, the URJC once again appears among the top 5 universities to study Chemical Engineering. This degree was not present since 2019.
"I would like to celebrate that the degree in Chemical Engineering has once again entered this 'ranking' of El Mundo, occupying 5th place". From this degree it is highlighted that all the students of the degree carry out compulsory external internships (18 ECTS). In addition, the title is certified by EURACE. The simple grade has 212 students enrolled and its cutoff grade is 10,60. Benito also indicates that "the URJC also occupies an outstanding position, among the 300 best universities in the world in this area, both in the ARWU 'ranking' and in the QS", points out the deputy vice-chancellor.
On the other hand, the Rey Juan Carlos University achieves exceptional results in Environmental Sciences (4th), Physiotherapy (4th), Teaching in Early Childhood Education (4th) and Tourism (4th).
Regarding the degree in Environmental Sciences, El Mundo values its laboratory of Ecology of Arid Zones and Global Change to study the functioning of this type of ecosystem. The simple grade has 218 students enrolled and its cutoff grade is 8,39. In addition, the URJC appears both in the ARWU 'ranking' in Ecology among the 151-200 best universities in the world and among the 401-500 in Biological Sciences, Agricultural Sciences and Life Sciences, in this last area in THE 'ranking'.
Regarding the degree in Tourism, the Unidad Editorial newspaper “highlights our program “A Magical Opportunity” together with the University of California-Riverside and the Walt Disney World Resort (Florida, USA)”, indicates Diana Benito . The degree has 826 enrolled and the cut-off mark is 6,70. In addition, the URJC appears both in the ARWU 'ranking' and in QS, in the area of Hospitality & Tourism Management, among the 101-150 best universities.
On the other hand, the degree in Physiotherapy has highlighted its high number of physiotherapist teachers and a large practicum (54 ECTS). The cutting-edge results of his research are also noteworthy. The grade has 456 students enrolled and the cutoff grade is 11,63. In addition, the URJC occupies position 601-800 in the Clinical & Health area in THE 'ranking'.
Finally, of the degree in Early Childhood Education, its external practices have been highlighted as strong points, developed in two periods in 3rd and 4th year (18 and 33 credits, respectively). The simple grade has 1323 students enrolled and the cutoff grade is 9,26. The URJC is among the 201-300 best universities in the world in the area of Sport Science Schools and Departments according to the ARWU and among the 401-500 in Education according to THE.
With these results, the Rey Juan Carlos University once again places a total of 6 degrees among the 50 best careers in Spain. This places the URJC among the top 10 Spanish universities and as the 4th best Madrid university in this 'ranking'.