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The University of Barcelona is 570 years old.
A guarantee of 570 years of history

The University

The University of Barcelona is synonymous with a vocation to serve citizens, making progress and innovation one of its highest goals.

About the UB

Edifici històric UB

A window to discover the UB

Closely linked to Barcelona and Catalonia, it combines traditional values with innovation, quality and inclusion

The University of Barcelona has sixteen faculties, ten affiliated centres and a doctoral school through which all its academic programmes are run. It also has a Science Park, a Science and Technology Centre service, seventeen research institutes, over five hundred research groups and nearly six thousand researchers.

With sixteen libraries and a hundred thousand square metres dedicated to health and sport, the University of Barcelona offers a wide range of services. Nearly seven thousand square metres of developed space are available to the largest university community in Catalonia.

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The UB in figures

Spain's Most University in innovation and transfer (Reuters)
87 %
Rate of employability of graduates before first year
Leader in international rankings (QS World University Rankings and Best Global Universities)
Agreements with 116 of the 200 best universities in the world (THE World University Rankings)
Destinations at universities worldwide for mobility stays
Among the top 25 universities in the world with more than 400 years of history (THE Rankings)

Mission and values

The University of Barcelona has the mission to provide a public service for higher education, with the highest level of quality, through study, teaching, research and effective management of knowledge transfer.

The UB’s values are derived from the principles set out in its Statutes, which are shared by the entire university community: freedom, democracy, justice, equality and solidarity.

The aim of the strategic plan for 2030 is to maintain the excellence of the institution in this decade

UB 2030 Strategic Plan

The University of Barcelona has started a process of strategic reflection with a long-term horizon. What would you like the University of Barcelona to be like in 2030?

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The UB's academic offer successfully exceeds all the required accreditations.

UB Quality

The academic offering of the University of Barcelona is designed to obtain with solvency the various accreditations awarded by various organisations.

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Find out about the UB faculties.
The faculties of the University of Barcelona

Find out about the UB faculties.

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