Barcelona is a vibrant and flourishing city and a fantastic place to live. Lying on the Mediterranean coast and with a population of over 1.5 million, Barcelona is one of the most economically, socially and culturally important cities in Europe.
Known for its economic dynamism and entrepreneurial spirit, Barcelona’s warm weather, historic neighborhoods and rich cultural life make it a stimulating place to live. Additionally, its size –which allows people to walk or bike– and its affordability (compared to cities such as London or Paris) provide and excellent lifestyle balance.
Barcelona is a thriving city for young scholars from all over the world, as it has three well-ranked universities and many research centers with a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs. According to QS Best Student Cities 2018 ranking, which combines data on universities, student population, affordability, quality of life and reputation with employers, Barcelona is currently the 12th best city to live in Europe.
The University of Barcelona has various campus in the core of the city, close from all the amenities and leisure activities, and is fully integrated in the community. Ranked 1st among Spanish universities by the ARWU, the University of Barcelona offers students the chance to study and undertake research at an institution with more than 63,000 students.