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Discover the main figures of the University of Barcelona
A university with a global dimension

The UB in figures

The data of the University of Barcelona, grouped into different areas of activity.

Studies

The course offering at the University of Barcelona is based on quality and innovation. It covers all knowledge areas: humanities, health sciences, social sciences, experimental sciences and engineering.

16
faculties
10
affiliated centres
72.161
Students
89%
performance rate in bachelor's degrees
95%
performance rate in master's degrees
73
bachelor's degrees
170
university master’s degrees
3rd
in employability (QS Employability Ranking)

Research

The University of Barcelona is the only Spanish university that is a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU). It is strongly focused on research and established as one of the most innovative in the country.

1st
in innovation (Reuters Top 100)
5.963
teachers and researchers
4.816
trainee researchers
630
doctoral theses read in 2019-2020
958
active research projects
7.112
scientific publications (WoS)
158
active patents

International Work

The University of Barcelona has an active participation in international networks and interuniversity partnerships. The creation of the CHARM European University partnership and the Campus of the Americas project are the most notable initiatives.

116
agreements with some of the best 200 universities (THE)
77
active Erasmus programmes
10.252
international students
1,392
UB students in exchange programmes
137
different nationalities

Staff and facilities

The University of Barcelona has a workforce of over 8,000 people. It is also established as a university that serves the community.

5.963
teachers and researchers
2.387
administrative and service employees
488
research technicians and assistants
677K
sq m of constructed area
425M €
total budget

Activities at the UB

The University of Barcelona provides cultural leadership within the territory.

1,653
visitors attending guided tours of the Historic Building
18
concerts as part of the Music Season
3.170
UB Sports users
7.365
UB Alumni partners
1,248
UB Volunteering participants