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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. 

=190
2016
=203
2017
=195
2018
  • 48.1
    Overall Score
  • 72.1
    Academic Reputation
  • 43.7
    Citations per Faculty
  • 41.5
    Employer Reputation
  • 21.5
    International Faculty
  • 28.6
    International Students
23
2015
21
2016
33
2017
  • 77.9
    Overall Score
  • 66.1
    Academic Reputation
  • 92.8
    Citations per Paper
  • 53.1
    Employer Reputation
  • 83.2
    H-index Citations
10
2015
10
2016
101-150
2017
9
2017
12
2018
141-150
2018
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 45.9-48.5
    Overall Score
  • 26.9
    Alumni Outcomes
  • 25.5
    Employer Reputation
  • 86.6
    Graduate Employment Rate
  • 91.2
    Partnerships with Employers
10
2015
10
2016
101-150
2017
9
2017
12
2018
141-150
2018
Top 50 under 50 and Next 50 under 50
  • 48.1
    Overall Score
  • 1968
    Establishment Year
  • 195
    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
2,187
International
230

Number of students

31,986
Postgraduate 25%
Undergraduate 75%

Number of international students

3,848
Postgraduate 69%
Undergraduate 31%
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.

86 Undergraduate Courses

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156 Postgraduate Courses

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