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> The University of Barcelona: 564 years of history
The University of Barcelona: 564 years of history
The most important dates and events
The city already possesses several civil and ecclesiastical schools.
King Martí the Humane establishes departments that will become the
of Medicine and the Arts.
King Alphonse V unifies all university education into the
Construction begins on a new building for the
in the Rambla.
The institution becomes the
for all faculties.
With the capture of Barcelona by the French in the War of Spanish Succession, all studies are moved to Cervera.
The University is permanently restored to the city of Barcelona.
4 Elies Rogent's new building in Plaça de la Universitat is officially opened.
The University approves its Statute of Autonomy.
The Franco dictatorship brings a period of severe repression at the UB.
Construction begins on new UB buildings.
The end of the dictatorship brings normalization, modernization and democratization to the University.
University autonomy is restored.
The UB's history in full
The UB’s history, stage by stage
Prior to 1450: the Estudi General of Medicine and Arts
1450-1508: the Estudi General of Barcelona
1508-1717: the Rambla Building and the Estudi General of all the faculties
1717-1835: the University at Cervera
1835-1859: the restoration of the University to Barcelona
1859-1900: the new building by architect Elies Rogent
1900-1939:the University of Barcelona Statute of Autonomy
1939-1975: the University of Barcelona during the Franco dictatorship
1975-2010: the University today
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