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Universitat de Barcelona

Universitat de Barcelona

Universitat de Barcelona


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The University of Barcelona

The University of Barcelona is the main public university in Catalonia, with the largest number of students and the widest and most comprehensive training offer. In addition, it is the main university research center of the State and one of the most important in Europe, both for the number of research programs and for the excellence achieved in this field.

Closely linked to the history of Barcelona and Catalonia, the UB combines the values of tradition with the fact of being an innovative institution of excellence in the teaching field. It is an urban, open and cosmopolitan university like the city of Barcelona itself.

We invite you to know the University of Barcelona!

The UB, today

Know the figures that synthesize the activity of the University of Barcelona: its positioning in the most important international classifications that value teaching and research; the awards and distinctions granted to the university community; the most outstanding former students, as well as the international activity and presence of the UB. Learn also, and first hand, the experience of the University students.Universitat de Barcelona Alumnos en el Campus Afuera" src=",f_auto,w_743,c_limit/element/13/130629_UB_edifici.jpg" alt="130629_UB_edifici.jpg" />

The UB in figures

  • 16 faculties
  • 9 affiliated centers
  • 74 degrees
  • 157 university master's degrees
  • 97 university extension courses
  • 215 specialization / postgraduate diplomas
  • 350 master's programs
  • 709 corporate and open-ended training courses (IL3)
  • 878 active research projects
  • 5,741 scientific publications
  • 5,696 professors and researchers
  • 62,696 students
  • 662,774 m2 of built surface
  • 16 libraries

How are we?

Discover the most relevant facts of our 564 years of history, how the University is integrated in the city of Barcelona, our six campuses distributed throughout the city, the departments, faculties and schools that compose it and the University's commitments to society , and make a virtual tour of the Historic Building of the University of Barcelona.Universitat de Barcelona Campus" src=",f_auto,w_743,c_limit/element/13/130628_Enfused-_MG_8417_DxO.jpg" alt="130628_Enfused-_MG_8417_DxO.jpg" />


The University of Barcelona is a leader in university research in the Spanish State. By number of publications, the UB is the second state institution after the CSIC, according to the Third European Report on S

The guidelines of the research policy are established in the vice-rectors of the Research Area and the management is carried out with the support of the Office of Research Management (OGR), which manages the state programs, the Office of International Research Projects ( OPIR), responsible for the management of research projects funded by the European Commission, and the Bosch i Gimpera Foundation (FBG), in charge of relations with companies and knowledge transfer. The Scientific and Technological Centers (CCiTUB) group the UB centers that support research both in the university itself and in public or private institutions.

The city you will find around the University

The UB is an urban, open and cosmopolitan university, like the city of Barcelona, where it has its various campuses distributed. This means that it acts in the urban framework as a revitalizing environment and has become a center of cultural activity in the broadest sense.

The University deploys its campuses along the urban framework and thus feeds an interdependent relationship between the institution and the city. This relationship provides an environment of human and cultural animation in certain areas of the city and allows members of the university community to enjoy the services offered by both the city and its own.

The University of Barcelona

The University of Barcelona, founded in 1450, is a comprehensive higher education institution that presents deep academic tradition coupled with frontier scientific knowledge. It is located in the city of Barcelona , one of the main cosmopolitan hubs in the Mediterranean and indeed in Europe. The University of Barcelona's sixteen centers, clustered into six main campuses, are spread over the city and completely integrated into the urban life. Thus the majority of which are located within the city itself. The city itself becomes the campus of the University.

Being one of the biggest universities in Spain, the University of Barcelona welcomes a large number of students from both Spanish universities and abroad every year. It has over 44,000 undergraduate students and almost 19,000 master and postgraduate students and doctoral candidates. Almost 15% of the students are from overseas and of over 122 different nationalities.

As a public institution, the University of Barcelona, focused on academic excellence , is committed to training and preparing the present and the next generation of global citizens — professionals, researchers, entrepreneurs, leaders — with the capacity to work at the highest level anywhere in the world At the same time, University of Barcelona's commitment to research has positioned it first in Spain in International rankings; and as one of the most prestigious universities in the world regarding research impact.

The University of Barcelona has an international vocation , thereby is a member of leading worldwide university networks, including the League of European Research Universities (LERU), the COIMBRA group (CG) and the coordination of the Arab-Euro Conference on Higher Education (AECHE ). It has over 2,800 International agreements, including agreements with 82 of the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education Supplement).

Why choose the University of Barcelona?

  • It is the top-rated Spanish university in the most prestigious international university rankings.
  • It is among the 25 best universities of the world with more than 400 years of history.
  • It is situated in Barcelona, one of the best university cities in the World.
  • It offers a wide range of course offerings: bachelor's degree courses, master's degree courses, doctoral programs and other specific courses and programs.

Wide range of courses:

The University of Barcelona offers future students a wide range of courses in almost all areas of knowledge tailored to their needs:

73 bachelor's degree courses .

Adapted to the requirements of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), students will also have the option of enrolling in dual Pathways and completing two different degree programs at the same time.

Two degree courses are taught wholly in English (International Business and English Studies) and five are taught partially in English.

· More than 140 official university master's degree courses .

Those courses, including interuniversity degrees and Erasmus Mundus degrees, offer graduates either a professional or a research Pathway , and allow them the access to doctoral programs.

Adapted to the requirements of the EHEA, those courses are distributed into five branches of knowledge: Arts and Humanities, Education, Experimental Sciences, Health, and Social Sciences.

Twenty-four master's degrees are taught entirely in English — six of them through the Erasmus Mundus program.

· More than 400 UB-specific master's degree courses and postgraduate diplomas .

Face-to-face, blended or distance, those courses are designed to polish graduates' skills and abilities so that they can specialize in a professional area and prepare professionals who are looking to retrain.

· 48 doctoral programs .

Aimed at the advanced training for the student in research techniques through an organized set of educational activities and research which, prior to the preparation and the doctoral thesis defense, results in obtaining a doctoral degree. Each year more than 750 doctoral theses are submitted.

As the University of Barcelona is aware of the need to complement, extend and update knowledge in a changing world, it provides a series of other courses, as the Study Abroad program, the University of Barcelona International Summer School , or the courses on Spanish language and culture offered by the Institute of Hispanic Studies .

Besides those academic programs, the University of Barcelona offers a wide range of services and facilities to the students, as the academic counseling and career services, more than 100,000 square meters of sports facilities, a network of seventeen libraries or a set of residences halls and other housing facilities.Universitat de Barcelona Alumnos en el Campus 2" src=",f_auto,w_743,c_limit/element/13/130631_F_EH_003_0212Alumnos.jpg" alt="130631_F_EH_003_0212Alumnos.jpg" />


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