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Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) holds a leading position in the most prestigious and influent international university rankings. In recent years, this award has been favored by the growing impact of the research, the constant improvement of the quality of teaching and the ability to attract international talent. This progress has been decisive in moving to leading positions among Spanish universities in the two main university rankings, including the QS World University Ranking. The UAB was also one the first Spanish universities to obtain recognition as a Campus of International Excellence. Since the 2011/12 academic year, it is one of the top ten young universities with the highest international projection and global prestige.

UAB was founded in 1968. The founders aimed to establish four principles of autonomy: freedom to select teaching staff, admission available to all students, freedom to create study plans and freedom to administrate the university's capital. It is therefore a young university, but in its short history it has moved forward at a rapid pace. 

=173
2014
=190
2015
=203
2016
  • 46.30
    Overall Score
  • 68.7
    Academic Reputation
  • 37.5
    Employer Reputation
  • 42.4
    Citations per Faculty
  • 22.2
    International Faculty
  • 28
    International Students
23
2015
21
2016
33
2017
  • 77.90
    Overall Score
  • 66.1
    Academic Reputation
  • 92.8
    Citations per Paper
  • 53.1
    Employer Reputation
  • 83.2
    H-index Citations
10
2014
10
2015
9
2016
101-150
2016
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 93.6
    Partnerships with Employers
  • 77.1
    Graduate Employment Rate
10
2014
10
2015
9
2016
101-150
2016
Top 50 under 50 and Next 50 under 50
  • 46.30
    Overall Score
  • 1968
    Establishment Year
  • 203
    WUR Overall
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
2,191
International
223

Number of students

31,096
Postgraduate 21%
Undergraduate 79%

Number of international students

3,467
Postgraduate 62%
Undergraduate 38%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

169 Undergraduate Courses

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310 Postgraduate Courses

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