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Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona)

Location Plaça de la Mercè, 10-12, Barcelona, ES, Barcelona Spain
Ranking

# =233QS World University Rankings

About Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona)

Questioning. Advancing. Transforming.


Founded in 1990, UPF is a public university based in Barcelona that is highly competitive in research and aims to transform education to respond future challenges.

As a public university, UPF fulfils its commitment to tackling the major challenges of the 21st century by creating, transmitting and transferring new multidisciplinary knowledge to guide the implementation of discerning policies and inspiring leadership.

The University carries out this activity in eight disciplines spread across three campuses in Barcelona:

  • Health and life sciences
  • Political and social sciences
  • Communication
  • Law
  • Economics and business
  • Engineering and information and communication technologies
  • Humanities
  • Translation and language sciences

Internationalization is one of UPF's founding goals, with regard to both the composition of its community and the orientation of its training and research. The ability to attract international talent at all levels is one of its trademark features. The campus exudes diversity, creating unique opportunities for internationalization at home and in the classroom to supplement the wide range of mobility options in Europe and the rest of the world.

  • 45% of master’s and doctoral students are international (2019-2020 academic year)
  • 43% of graduates have studied abroad (2018-2019 academic year)
  • 22% incoming students, including 1,500 from the Education Abroad programme (2018-2019 academic year)
  • 27% of the teaching staff is international (January 2020) 
  • 1st Spanish university in international outlook (Times Higher Education (THE) ranking, 2020)
  • Agreements with 28 of the Top 50 universities in the world (THE ranking, 2020) 

About Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona)

Questioning. Advancing. Transforming.


Founded in 1990, UPF is a public university based in Barcelona that is highly competitive in research and aims to transform education to respond future challenges.

As a public university, UPF fulfils its commitment to tackling the major challenges of the 21st century by creating, transmitting and transferring new multidisciplinary knowledge to guide the implementation of discerning policies and inspiring leadership.

The University carries out this activity in eight disciplines spread across three campuses in Barcelona:

  • Health and life sciences
  • Political and social sciences
  • Communication
  • Law
  • Economics and business
  • Engineering and information and communication technologies
  • Humanities
  • Translation and language sciences

Internationalization is one of UPF's founding goals, with regard to both the composition of its community and the orientation of its training and research. The ability to attract international talent at all levels is one of its trademark features. The campus exudes diversity, creating unique opportunities for internationalization at home and in the classroom to supplement the wide range of mobility options in Europe and the rest of the world.

  • 45% of master’s and doctoral students are international (2019-2020 academic year)
  • 43% of graduates have studied abroad (2018-2019 academic year)
  • 22% incoming students, including 1,500 from the Education Abroad programme (2018-2019 academic year)
  • 27% of the teaching staff is international (January 2020) 
  • 1st Spanish university in international outlook (Times Higher Education (THE) ranking, 2020)
  • Agreements with 28 of the Top 50 universities in the world (THE ranking, 2020) 

University information

Total students

12,648

UG students

82%

PG students

18%

International students

1,633

UG students

34%

PG students

66%

Total faculty staff

785

Domestic staff

74%

Int'l staff

26%

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Rankings & ratings

Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) is one of the top public universities in Barcelona, Spain. It is ranked #=233 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #266
  • 2014
    #=281
  • 2015
    #=298
  • 2016
    #=295
  • 2017
    #=283
  • 2018
    #=296
  • 2019
    #298
  • 2020
    #285
  • 2021
    #287
  • 2022
    #=248
  • 2023
    #=233

Ranking criteria

39.9
Overall
30.8
Academic Reputation
26.2
Employer Reputation
9.9
Faculty Student Ratio
91.5
Citations per Faculty
67.3
International Faculty Ratio
22.2
International Students Ratio
78.4
International Research Network
51.4
Employment Outcomes

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