Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) is a young, public and modern university which was founded in 1990 and called to become one of Europe’s leading universities. Awarded with a CEI label (International Excellence Campus) by the Spanish Ministry of Education, UPF's indicators have made it a benchmark for the Spanish and European university systems.
In recent years, the university has begun to figure prominently in some prestigious international rankings. For example, Universitat Pompeu Fabra is ranked 295th globally in the QS World University Rankings and 23rd for Economics and Econometrics in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.
Moreover, in order to promote research and transfer activities undertaken by university researchers and provide them with greater international visibility, the university is developing the UPF Research Park in the fields of social sciences, humanities,communication and information technologies. The UPF Research Park, which develops its activity at the Ciutadella and Poblenou campuses, coordinates its activities in the fields of health and life sciences with the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, located on the Mar campus. UPF is committed to offering a high-quality teaching model and outstanding research with international projection, the three axis of the UPF model.