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University of Barcelona

  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private


  • FOCUS Comprehensive


The University of Barcelona, founded in the year 1450, has a dynamic, critical, constructive and humanist character that places it alongside the leading centres of education and science. As a generalist university, the UB offers quality teaching across each of the principal branches of knowledge: humanities, health sciences, social sciences, experimental sciences and engineering.

In its eighteen centres located within the inner city, the University of Barcelona has more than 65,000 students distributed across 67 bachelor’s degrees, more than 140 university master’s degrees, 48 doctoral programs and over 700 postgraduate courses, in addition to some 400 on-site and distance lifelong learning courses and a selection of MOOCs. The UB hosts more than 9,600 international students of 122 different nationalities.

The UB’s budget totals at 367,064,909 euros and it has 106 departments, 5,311 teaching and research staff members and 2,283 administrative and services staff members.

In research, the UB is member of the the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and works on the frontiers of such disciplines as biomedicine and biotechnology, but is also active in such fields as experimental sciences, social sciences, the humanities, and the fine arts. The income from research and technology transfer amounts more than 62,000,000

  • 52.60
    Overall Score
  • 79.5
    Academic Reputation
  • 66.4
    Employer Reputation
  • 28.4
    Faculty Student
  • 32.4
    Citations per Faculty
  • 36.1
    International Students
  • 80.80
    Overall Score
  • 82.3
    Academic Reputation
  • 89.9
    Citations per Paper
  • 56
    Employer Reputation
  • 79.1
    H-index Citations
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 51.8
    Employer Reputation
  • 92.7
    Partnerships with Employers
  • 51.5
    Alumni Outcomes
  • 77.8
    Graduate Employment Rate
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Number of academic faculty staff

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Number of students

Postgraduate 19%
Undergraduate 81%

Number of international students

Postgraduate 41%
Undergraduate 59%
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