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At the forefront of university research in Europe


The UB is member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU).

The University of Barcelona offers a unique environment in which to successfully develop a research career

The University of Barcelona is intensively active in research in every branch of knowledge: health sciences, experimental sciences, engineering, social sciences, arts and humanities The international impact of its scientific output and its commitment to innovation are part of the University of Barcelona’s DNA. The UB is membre of League of European Research Universities (LERU) and it has HRS4R accreditation of the European Commission, a quality seal that recognizes efforts to foster equal opportunities and the capacity to attract talent.

Our research activities are conducted in its sixteen faculties, in nearly three hundred research groups and seventeen institutes, four of which have been accredited as Maria de Maeztu Units of Excellence, awarded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation. Knowledge transfer is another fundamental focus of action, with first-rate infrastructures like the Science and Technology Centres, the Barcelona Science Park or the Bosch i Gimpera Foundation.

Find out our dossier “Research at the University of Barcelona (2019)”

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Research at the UB

Get to know the researchers who work in our nearly three hundred research groups and seventeen institutes.

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All the figures related to the UB's scientific output

Scientific output

Get to know the activity, main figures and research lines of the University of Barcelona.

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Take part in the University of Barcelona's outreach activities

Scientific dissemination

Describing research is one of the UB's commitments. Know and take part in the activities organized by the UB.

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The UB transfers its research to companies and to society as a whole to contribute to progress

Innovation and transfer activities

A strong connection between the university and the business world is essential to improve the life of our citizens.

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Discover our forty-eight doctoral programmes that will get you started in the world of research

Prepare your thesis at the UB

If you're interested in getting started in research, the UB offers you nearly fifty doctoral programmes.

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