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Pompeu Fabra University

About

History

On 18 June 1990, Catalan Parliament gave the go-ahead for the creation of a new public university in Catalonia, Pompeu Fabra University, inspired by the principles of freedom, democracy, justice, equality, independence and plurality. From its beginnings, this young academic institution set itself this main objective: to train responsible professionals and citizens fully committed to civic values.

Education

EDvolution is the education model currently being designed by UPF to adapt to the needs of tomorrow’s professionals, companies and social agents. This model aims to provide students with a global vision of the world and encourages an autonomous, proactive approach, with an emphasis on technological literacy and excellent communication skills.

Research

UPF Research Service mission is to promote knowledge generation at UPF through promotion, advisement and management of the participation in research programmes.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
248 39
2021
287 -2
2020
285
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
401 -100
2020
301
2019
301
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
-
2021
152 -9
2020
143
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
180 -5
2020
175
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.

Services

Student services

The Student Information Desk offers:

  • Information on accessing UPF and also how it operates, its organisation and activities.
  • Assistance and advice for carrying out administrative procedures related with your academic lifeand with other activities that take place at UPF.
  • Guidance for finding the best solution for your needs.

Housing services

Since 1997, UPF, together with the rest of the universities in the Province of Barcelona, the Barcelona City Council and the Catalan Government (Generalitat de Catalunya), has been collaborating with the Barcelona Centre Universitari (BCU) , an organism offering services relating to extracurricular university life for the community of foreign students studying in Barcelona. This housing service allows you to search its database and make reservations online for free, can assist you in different languages (Catalan, Spanish, English, French and Italian) and rounds off its services with free legal advice on rental contracts. It also provides short-term rental contract service.

Library services

Library/CRAI users include all the members of the UPF university community and any other persons expressly authorised by way of agreements reached with individual or organisations.

ICT services

This is a service aimed mainly at students (but which can be used by the whole university community) to resolve the most common IT incidents, such as:

  • Access to the network, Wi-Fi and Eduroam
  • Your computer set-up

Student Life

Campus life

At Pompeu Fabra University there are three campuses:

  • Ciutadella Campus
  • Poblenou Campus
  • Mar Campus

Sports facilities

UPF organizes a plan of theory sessions, which is the Sports Workshop, whose main goal is to offer a debate forum about sports and physical activities to the University Community.

Student Reviews

My UPF journey
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Previously to my acceptance I heard about UPF as a really prestigious university. As soon as I entered for the first day unitl my last one I can prove that my expectations about weren't overestaimated. I've met a lot of colleagues and friends that have maken this journey more enriching. This networking related also to recognized and valuable teachers has maken these four...

Good University!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Really engaging and good teachers, really hands-on learning

Innovative and modern univeristy.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Innovative and modern university with top-students from all five continents. Specialized in social sciences and business.

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