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About the University of Barcelona

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Founded in 1450, the University of Barcelona represents deep academic tradition coupled with frontier scientific knowledge.  The nineteen centres of the University of Barcelona are distributed over six campuses, all of them located in the heart of Barcelona.

The University of Barcelona has over 45000 undergraduate students and almost 10000 master students and doctoral candidates. The UB teaches 71 EHEA bachelor’s degree courses, more than 140 University masters degrees, 47 doctoral programs. Each year more than than 600 doctoral theses are submitted.

The 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 in terms of research impact.

The University of Barcelona is a member of leading worldwide university networks, it has over 2300 International agreements with universities and other institutions outside of Spain. Almost 20% of students are from overseas and from over 130 different nationalities.

The University of Barcelona welcomes a large number of students from both Spanish universities and from abroad, who wish to study part of their degree at the University. The Study Abroad program offers these students the widest possible choice of subjects taught in English. The program is divided into four tracks: Science and Engineering, Business and Economics, Liberal Arts and Language and Culture that provide them with the opportunity of broadening their knowledge on specialized subjects while at the same time improving their Spanish. 

The UB in numbers