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University of Barcelona

4.3 out of 5 (287 reviews) Barcelona, Spain
The University of Barcelona (UB) is the most formidable public institution of higher education in Catalonia, catering to the needs of the greatest number of students and delivering the broadest and most comprehensive offering in higher educational courses.

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Education & Training (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Humanities (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

About

History

Since it was founded in the year 1450, the University of Barcelona has been a leading centre of education, science and critical thought. The quality of its teaching and research, which have won recognition both inside and outside Spain, complements the UB’s commitment to serving the interests of local society and the country as a whole.

Education

The University of Barcelona offers prospective students a wide range of course offerings tailored to their needs and to the needs of society in general, thus placing the University at the head of academic fields in very different degree areas, from technology on the one hand to art on the other.

Research

The University of Barcelona (UB) is Spain’s leading research university, publishing more research than any other Spanish institution with the exception of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) (Third European Report on Science and Technology Indicators).

Career

If you would like to form part of the University of Barcelona team you should consult the open calls for job vacancies in each of the following professional profiles:

  • Teaching and research staff (TRS)
  • Administrative and service staff (AdSS)

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
81
2017
-
2016
-
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
151 50
2017
201 -50
2016
151
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
166 -10
2018
156 4
2017
160
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
201
2018
201
2017
201
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

Services

Student services

Students at the University of Barcelona have access to the best services and support materials for every aspect of their academic lives: a network of libraries boasting the largest catalogue of all the Catalan universities, the chance to learn a wide selection of languages , comprehensive sports facilities, plus the advantages offered by new teaching and learning technologies and institutional subscriptions to leading publications .

Housing services

The University of Barcelona has campuses throughout and outside Barcelona, creating a unique relationship with the city and the wider region. This relationship stimulates participation in civic life and provides a means of sharing resources and services between the University and the city.

Library services

The UB Library offers its users the following services and resources:

  • nineteen libraries equipped with individual study spaces, self-access learning facilities and IT support of different kinds, with opening hours designed to serve the UB community's different needs;
  • a varied range of library and information resources;

ICT services

Teaching activity at the University of Barcelona is fully supported by the Virtual Campus, an online learning environment adapted to the needs of face-to-face, blended and distance learning models.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Barcelona has campuses throughout and outside Barcelona, creating a unique relationship with the city and the wider region. This relationship stimulates participation in civic life and provides a means of sharing resources and services between the University and the city.

Sports facilities

Its 100,000 sq m of sports facilities host a wide range of directed activities and provide a series of installations for community use, among which are swimming pools, tennis courts, directed activity and fitness rooms, football and rugby pitches, a sports centre and an athletics track.

Accreditation

The UB in the field of legal studies is the only university in Catalonia that is among the top 100 universities in the world according to the QS World University Ranking in 2014.

Student Reviews

Medicina UCA
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars
Muy fácil y se hacen los que es exclusivo y difícil (UCA -medicina)
Philosophy Faculty
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars
The University of Barcelona is still usying old fashionate methods of learning. At least, at my faculty there is any English class or seminars. Everything are lectures and exams. No communication with professors.
My experience
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars
It is a good university but I think that physics is not well taught in this university.