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International excellence and prestige

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Figures

The UB is one of the most important universities in Spain. Its course offerings and its research excellence, together with the fact that it is an urban, cosmopolitan university make the UB a leading institution.

62,696
students
14,000
new undergraduate and graduate students each year
1st
national University in the ARWU Ranking
1st
most innovative university in Spain, according to Reuters
+4,000
non-curricular placements
250,000 €
per year in study grants
1,392
UB students in mobility programmes each year
87%
of graduates find employment one year after finishing

Top rankings

The University of Barcelona is the top university in Spain in most international rankings. It also occupies leading positions in Europe and the world, which demonstrates the potential of its scientific output and research.

Academic Ranking of World Universities
1
National ranking
72
European ranking
168
World ranking
August
2020
Last update

QS World University Rankings
1
National ranking
77
European ranking
183
World ranking
June
2020
Last update

Best Global Universities
1
National ranking
30
European ranking
90
World ranking
October
2020
Last update

Center for World University Rankings (CWUR)
1
National ranking
48
European ranking
133
World ranking
June
2020
Last update

Round University Ranking
1
National ranking
51
European ranking
132
World ranking
May
2020
Last update

World University Rankings
3
National ranking
93
European ranking
198
World ranking
September
2020
Last update
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