The project Barcelona Knowledge Campus (BKC), presented by the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), has been acknowledged as the best Campus of International Excellence by an international commission led by the Spanish Ministry of Education, and has been awarded a budget of 21m euros. Merging the capacities of the UB and the UPC, the BKC will be a driver of scientific, social and business activity in the Barcelona area. The project is founded on the international vocation of the two universities and on plans to introduce changes to the current economic model that will transform the environment in which the UB and UPC work.
This week, the UB officially welcomed its foreign students in an event organized jointly by the Vice-Rectorate of International and Institutional Relations and the Vice-Rectorate of Students and Language Policy. The event took place on Thursday, 12 November, at 16.30h, in the Paranimf. The speakers were the Rector Dídac Ramírez and the Vice-Rectors Carles Carreras and Gemma Fonrodona.
The UB is again the only Spanish university included in the ranking of the world’s top 200 universities published by The Times Higher Education Supplement. Harvard University (US) continues to head the list.
This year the UB has risen further up the table, from 186th place in 2008 to 171st place. The University of Bologna (which came 174th) and the UB are the only two universities from southern Europe in the classification.