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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

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A window to discover the UB

As a Rector of the University of Barcelona, it is a pleasure to present this space where you can easily find all the information about the activity and organization of our University: bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and lifelong learning courses; the doctorates programmes and the excellent research of our institutes, centres and groups; activities to transfer knowledge to society; services and products to companies and institutions, and all the news that is generated every day in a dynamic, creative institution like the University of Barcelona.

We have more than 570 years of history, we are the leading university in Catalonia and Spain. We are in the highest position of all Spanish universities in the most demanding global rankings and we are the only Spanish university in the exclusive League of European Research Universities (LERU). We lead top-level international initiatives such as the Charm European University (CHARM-EU) alliance.

The University of Barcelona we identifies with the best values in our society and we are proud to define ourselves as a public, ethical, critical, open and plural institution that is committed to gender equality, transparency and sustainable development.

I Am UB! We Are UB!

Institutional video of the University of Barcelona

The UB in figures

1st
Spain's Most University in innovation and transfer (Reuters)
87 %
Rate of employability of graduates before first year
1st
Leader in international rankings (QS World University Rankings and Best Global Universities)
116
Agreements with 116 of the 200 best universities in the world (THE World University Rankings)
+1.000
Destinations at universities worldwide for mobility stays
25
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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