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One of the best universities in research.
The UB, open to the world


Ranked among the best European universities with over 570 years of history, the UB has excellent course offerings and research, and its headquarters are in the city of Barcelona.

Research at the UB

In a globalized context, the academic and scientific world is necessarily interconnected. The University of Barcelona incorporates this international dimension in its research activity and its leadership is notable in various networks. It leads the CHARM European University, which brings together prestigious universities such as Trinity College Dublin, Utrecht University, the University of Montpellier and the Loránd Eötvös University of Budapest. In addition, it forms part of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), a network involved in competitive international research. With its strong position in international rankings, the University of Barcelona leads numerous international research projects through its research groups and participates in a range of international networks and associations. As a higher research centre, it attracts foreign research staff for temporary stays in its research groups. Teaching staff who are interested in participating must follow the required procedures. More information can be found in the International Mobility and Programmes Office.

UB scientific output

See the scientific output of the UB.

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The UB has 48 doctorate programmes.
Prepare your thesis at the UB 

Complete your research training at the University of Barcelona.

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