University of Barcelona

University of Barcelona. Master in Institutions and Political Economy.

With more than 570 years of history, the University of Barcelona (UB) is the leading university in Catalonia and Spain. It is consistently in the highest position of all Spanish universities in various global rankings and it is the only Spanish university in the exclusive League of European Research Universities (LERU).

  • UB is home to a community of over 70,000 people, including students, faculty and administrative staff. The University is strongly committed to be an inclusive space that supports all its members regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and race.
  • UB comprises sixteen faculties organized in six campuses, a Science Park and nine affiliated centers. With sixteen libraries and a hundred thousand square meters dedicated to health and sport, UB offers a wide range of services to its members.
  • UB offers more than 150 official Master programs recognized for their high standards across many fields, and it is a dynamic research hub, with seventeen research institutes, over five hundred research groups and nearly 6,000 researchers.
  • UB is strongly committed to excellence in teaching and research and aims to contribute socially by transferring knowledge and laying bridges with the production sector and the technological world. With this aim, UB has adapted its postgraduate programs to the European Higher Education Area and leads top-level international initiatives such as the Charm European University (CHARM-EU) alliance.

UB in rankings

The University of Barcelona is ranked 1st in Spain by most of the global university rankings. The position of our university in Europe changes according to the parameters used, although it is always ranked within the range that goes from 17th to 130th. As for its position in the world, our university fluctuates between 58th and 250th depending on the method of calculation. For more information about global rankings click here.

QS World University Rankings 2020

  • Ranked the top university in Spain.
  • Ranked among the Top 70 universities in Europe.
  • Ranked 165th in the world.
  • Ranked 80th in the world for Academic Reputation.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019

  • Ranked 1st in Spain
  • Ranked among the top 80 universities in Europe.
  • Ranked among the top 200 universities in the world.

THE World University Rankings 2021

  • Ranked 3rd in Spain.
  • Ranked 93rd in Europe.
  • Ranked 198th in the world.

University Ranking by Academic Performance 2018-2019

  • Ranked 1st in Spain.
  • Ranked 17th in Europe, after having climbed 14 positions compared to 2010/11.
  • Ranked 58th in the world, after having climbed 25 positions compared to 2010/11.

Best Global Universities 2020

  • Ranked 1st in Spain.
  • Ranked 30th in Europe.
  • Ranked 90th in the world.

NTU Ranking 2020

  • Ranked 1st in Spain.
  • Ranked 19th in Europe.
  • Ranked 72nd university in the world.

CWUR World University Rankings 2019-2020

  • Ranked 1st in Spain.
  • Ranked among the top 50 universities in Europe.
  • Ranked 129th university in the world, making it to the top 0.4% universities in the world.

CWTS Leiden Ranking 2019

  • Ranked 1st in Spain.
  • Ranked 38th in Europe.
  • Ranked 153rd in the world.