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Read about the most important events in our 564 years of history, about how the UB became part of the city of Barcelona, the six campuses containing our various departments, faculties and schools, and the University’s commitment to the local community and to society at large.  And take a virtual tour around the UB’s Historic Building.

Our history

1402 The Estudi General of Medicine and the Arts.
1450 The Estudi General of Barcelona.
1559 The Estudi General of all the faculties.
1714 With the capture of Barcelona by the French in the War of Spanish Succession, all studies are moved to Cervera.
1842 The University is permanently restored to the city of Barcelona.
1874
The Historic Building at Plaça de la Universitat.
1933
The University approves its Statute of Autonomy.
1939
The Franco dictatorship brings a period of severe repression.
1985 University autonomy is restored.

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