The University of Barcelona is aware of its social and environmental responsability, and its strong commitment with the culture.
Solidarity and volunteering, at the heart of the UB
The promotion of human rights and the culture of peace through collaboration with people or local institutions, social volunteering, and strengthening development cooperation are three areas in which the University of Barcelona pays particular attention.
The UB channels its activity through the UB Solidarity Foundation, which adapts its areas of activity to the seventeen UN Sustainable Development Goals. In 2019, in the area of volunteering, the UB collaborated with 51 entities and carried out 75 activities with 2,095 volunteers.All solidarity actions
Incorporating the gender perspective into the university environment is the main objective of the Equality Unit of the UB, which works to increase the visibility of equality and the work-life balance, promote non-sexist use of language and establish a policy of prevention and eradication of violence against women, among other actions.
The UB wants students with specific educational needs to be able to enjoy real equal opportunities in their academic life. That is why the Integration Programmes Unit works for an inclusive university with direct and individual actions for students who require them.