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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 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
287 -2
2020
285 13
2019
298
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
2021
-
2020
143 -8
2019
135
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
-
2019
301 -100
2018
201
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
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2020
175 -9
2019
166
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

I am a researcher at the National Autonomous Autonomous University of Honduras, I have worked two years in cancer and tea. Go a published scientific paper, another in the process of publication and a patent in process.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

As for applying to the Bioinformatics Master's Degree for Health Sciences, I have learned a lot and I want to continue learning to contribute to science in my country.

Young and fun environment
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Young and international university with plenty of facilities and inside the cool city of Barcelona.

Becoming part of the international world
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Pompeu Fabra University is a distinguished university in Spain with challenging difficulties to get accepted. It is a public center with less students than usual which provides an excellent education with teachers from very diverse fields. It is also quite modern and innovative as it is one of the few centers in Europe which offers a Global Studies degree. Moreover, it is...

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